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TUDGE, the Hon. Alan EdwardBiography for TUDGE, the Hon. Alan Edward

Member for Aston (Vic)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Aston, Victoria, 2010. Re-elected 2013, 2016, 2019 and 2022.

Acting Ministries

Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs from 13.12.2019 to 22.12.2020.

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 18.9.2013 to 21.9.2015.

Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister from 21.9.2015 to 18.2.2016.

Assistant Minister for Social Services from 30.9.2015 to 18.2.2016.

Minister for Human Services from 18.2.2016 to 20.12.2017.

Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018.

Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population from 28.8.2018 to 22.12.2020.

Cabinet Minister from 29.5.2019 to 4.3.2022.

Minister for Education and Youth from 22.12.2020 to 4.3.2022.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Education and Employment from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Minister for Education from 5.6.2022.

Party Positions

Convener of the Liberal Party Education Policy Forum.

Member of the Liberal Party Education Committee.

Member of the Liberal Party Campaign Headquarters Team.

Member of the Liberal Party from 2002.


Born 24.2.1971, Pakenham, Australia

Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

MBA (Harvard University).

BA (University of Melbourne).

LLB(Hons) (University of Melbourne).

Consultant at Boston Consulting Group from 1996 to 2001.

Senior Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Education from 2002 to 2006.

Deputy Director of the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership from 2006 to 2009.

Principal of a business advisory firm from 2009 to 2010.


Name: Aston

Location: The Division of Aston consists of Knox City Council.

Area: 113 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 110,342 (at 5.6.2019)

Industries: Light industry, including electronics, chemical production, food manufacturing, retail and healthcare services.