• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3949

Kairouz, Marlene

(1975 – )
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 2 March, 1975, Melbourne Victoria Australia
  • Occupation Local government councillor, Mayor, Parliamentarian, Political candidate


Marlene Kairouz, a member of the Australian Labor Party, was elected as the Member for Kororoit in the Legislative Assembly of the Parliament of Victoria at the by-election, which was held in June 2008. She was re-elected in November 2010 and again in 2014. She currently holds the position of Cabinet secretary in the Labor government.

Before her election to the Victorian Parliament she served as a Councillor in the City of Darebin from September 1998 until June 2008 and as Mayor from 2001-02 and 2006-07.


Marlene Kairouz was educated at St Mary’s Primary School in Thornbury from 1980-86 and Santa Maria Girls College, North cote from 1987-1992. She holds a Diploma of Health, Medical Laboratory Science( RMIT).


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