Does Population Matter

Debate with The Hon. Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population

The Urban Taskforce Australia in Sydney welcomed Alan Tudge MP, Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population to deliver an address to a forum that looks at how to balance population growth with the future form of Australian Cities at  Doltone House, Hyde Park, Elizabeth St, Sydney on April 23 2019.   With a federal election underway that has raised the issue of immigration and population growth in relation to perceived congestion in cities like Sydney we thought it was an ideal time to open up this important issue said Urban Taskforce CEO Chris Johnson

Minister  Tudge gave a presentation and then participated in a panel discussion with Dr Shane Geha, Managing Director, EG; Peter McDonald, Professor of Demography, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne; and Brian Haratsis, Executive Chairman of Macroplan. Urban Taskforce CEO Chris Johnson chaired the discussion and the Q&A session with the audience.

Time: 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm

Alan Tudge

Alan Tudge is the Federal Member for Aston and Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population. This new portfolio brings together population policy with infrastructure and cities in order to better for our growth in our big urban centres. He has previously served as Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, Minister for Human Services (where he introduced the cashless welfare card) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister. Alan was first elected in 2010 and prior to entering parliament he spent most of his career in business including with the Boston Consulting Group in Australia and the United States, and worked as a senior adviser to the Foreign Minister and Education Minister.

He has been involved with multiple community organisations, including being one of the co-founders of “Teach for Australia”, a national non-profit which targets top graduates from non-teacher faculties and fast-tracks them into teaching in disadvantaged schools.

He holds a Law degree and Arts degree from Melbourne University and an MBA from Harvard University and is a proud North Melbourne supporter!

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