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The Hon Dan Tehan MP

The Hon Dan Tehan MP is the Member for Wannon in Victoria. He became the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Minister for Defence Personnel, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of Anzac on 27 July, 2016.

He previously served as Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Minister for Defence Materiel and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of Anzac from 18 February, 2016.

Mr Tehan was elected to Federal Parliament in 2010 and has held positions as the Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security; Chair of the Victorian Consultative Panel for the Black Spot Programme; Chair of the Coalition Policy Committee on Economics and Finance; Co-Chair of the Parliamentarians Supporting Cancer Causes; Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Youth Mental Health, and; Chair of the Coalition Friends of Tourism.

Mr Tehan has also held positions on the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Regional Australia, the Standing Committee on Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry and the Joint Human Rights Committee.

Prior to entering Parliament, Mr Tehan worked at senior levels of the Australian Government, including as a Senior Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister and Chief of Staff to the Minister for Small Business and Tourism. He worked as the Director of Trade Policy and International Affairs at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Deputy State Director for the Victorian Liberal Party and in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade where he held various roles, including as a diplomat at the Australian Embassy in Mexico. Mr Tehan worked in agriculture in Australia and overseas and has Masters Degrees in International Relations and Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Mr Tehan lives with his wife Sarah and their family on a small farm on the outskirts of Hamilton. He is a passionate supporter of the Richmond Football Club and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and their increasing number of pets.