Dan Tehan

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Dan Tehan

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Tehan in 2015
Minister for Education
Assumed office
28 August 2018
Prime MinisterScott Morrison
Preceded bySimon Birmingham
Minister for Social Services
In office
20 December 2017 – 28 August 2018
Prime MinisterMalcolm Turnbull
Scott Morrison
Preceded byChristian Porter
Succeeded byPaul Fletcher
Minister for Defence Personnel
In office
19 July 2016 – 20 December 2017
Prime MinisterMalcolm Turnbull
Preceded byMarise Payne (as Acting Minister for Defence Materiel and Science)
Succeeded byMichael McCormack
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
In office
18 February 2016 – 20 December 2017
Prime MinisterMalcolm Turnbull
Preceded byStuart Robert
Succeeded byMichael McCormack
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
In office
18 February 2016 – 20 December 2017
Prime MinisterMalcolm Turnbull
Preceded byStuart Robert
Succeeded byMichael McCormack
Minister for Defence Materiel
In office
18 February 2016 – 19 July 2016
Prime MinisterMalcolm Turnbull
Preceded byMarise Payne (as Acting Minister for Defence Materiel and Science)
Succeeded byChristopher Pyne as Minister for Defence Industry)
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Wannon
Assumed office
21 August 2010
Preceded byDavid Hawker
Personal details
Born
Daniel Thomas Tehan

(1968-01-27) 27 January 1968 (age 50)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s)Sarah Tehan
Children5
ParentsMarie Tehan (mother)
Alma materUniversity of Melbourne
OccupationPolitical adviser
WebsiteOfficial website

Daniel Thomas Tehan (born 27 January 1968) is an Australian politician who has been the Minister for Education in the Morrison Government since August 2018. He previously served as Minister for Social Services in the Turnbull Government from December 2017 to August 2018. He has been a member of the House of Representatives since the 2010 election, representing the Division of Wannon in Victoria for the Liberal Party.

Background and early career[edit]

Tehan studied at the University of Melbourne completing a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science. He has also gained master's degrees in International Relations and Foreign Affairs & Trade from the University of Kent and Monash University respectively.

As an adviser in the Howard Government, Tehan was a senior adviser to the Minister for Trade and spent two years as the Chief of Staff to the Minister for Small Business and Tourism.

Biography[edit]

On 13 February 2016 it was announced that Tehan would be appointed the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, the Minister for Defence Materiel, and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC following a rearrangement in the First Turnbull Ministry.[1]

With the reelection of the Turnbull Government in 2016, Tehan kept his Veterans' Affairs and Centenary of ANZAC portfolios and moved from Defence Materiel to Defence Personnel in the Second Turnbull Ministry.[2] In the fourth rearrangement of the same Turnbull ministry, on 20 December 2017 Tehan was promoted to the Minister for Social Services and serves as a member of the Cabinet.[3]

On 28 August 2018, Tehan was sworn in as role of Minister for Education[4] in the Morrison ministry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Massola, James (13 February 2016). "Cabinet reshuffle: Malcolm Turnbull announces new frontbench as Mal Brough resigns". The Age. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  2. ^ Anderson, Stephanie (20 July 2016). "Election 2016: Malcolm Turnbull unveils ministry with Christopher Pyne, Greg Hunt on the move". ABC News. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  3. ^ Turnbull, Malcolm (19 December 2017). "Ministerial arrangements". Prime Minister's Office. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  4. ^ Bagshaw, Eryk (2018-08-26). "Prime Minister Scott Morrison reveals new cabinet". The Age. Retrieved 2018-08-26.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
David Hawker
Member for Wannon
2010–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Simon Birmingham
Minister for Education and Training
2018–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Christian Porter
Minister for Social Services
2017-2018
Succeeded by
Paul Fletcher
Vacant
Title last held by
Marise Payne
as Acting Minister for Defence Materiel and Science
Minister for Defence Personnel
2016–2017
Succeeded by
Michael McCormack
Preceded by
Stuart Robert
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
2016–2017
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
2016–2017
Preceded by
Marise Payne
as Acting Minister for Defence Materiel and Science
Minister for Defence Materiel
2016
Succeeded by
Christopher Pyne
as Minister for Defence Industry