Alan Tudge

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Alan Tudge
Alan Tudge was an Australian politician and a member of the Liberal Party elected to the Federal Parliament in the seat of Aston in Melbourne's outer east from 2010 to 2023.

He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister following the 2013 election. In 2015, he was appointed Assistant Minister to Prime Minister Turnbull and Assistant Minister for Social Services. On 18 February 2016, he was promoted as the Minister for Human Services, also retaining responsibility for the introduction of the cashless welfare debit card, drug and gambling policy. He served as the Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs in December 2017 and was appointed Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population in August 2018 and Minister for Education and Youth in December 2020 under the Morrison government. Mr Tudge quit his roles from the cabinet in March 2022 following an investigation into an affair and alleged abusive relationship with a former staffer, of which he has been cleared of any breaches. In June 2022, following the Liberal Party's defeat at the federal election, Mr Tudge became the Shadow Minister for Education in the Dutton shadow ministry. He resigned from parliament in February 2023.

Prior to entering Parliament, Mr Tudge had a successful career in business, spending several years with the Boston Consulting Group in Australia, Malaysia and New York, and running his own advisory business. He also spent several years as the deputy director of Noel Pearson's Cape York Institute where he oversaw the development of a large welfare reform agenda. Mr Tudge is a co-founder of Teach for Australia, a national non-profit organisation which targets top graduates from non-teacher faculties and fast-tracks them into teaching in disadvantaged schools.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts from Melbourne University (where he was Student President), and an MBA from Harvard University.

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