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Former education Minister Alan Tudge set to quit politics

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Former cabinet minister Alan Tudge is expected to announce he is quitting politics, less than a year after he was re-elected.

The MP for the outer-eastern Melbourne seat of Aston will reportedly make a statement about his future following the conclusion of question time on Thursday.

It will be the former education minister’s first appearance in the lower house since parliament returned for the new year, with his office citing his absence earlier in the week on an illness.

Mr Tudge has faced a series of political scandals in recent years. Just last week, the MP faced a grilling at the robodebt royal commission about his role as human services minister in 2017.

Mr Tudge’s resignation will spark a by-election in Aston, with speculation mounting on Thursday afternoon that the departure could pave the way for former treasurer Josh Frydenberg to mount a political comeback.

More to come.

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