Number 1 Ticket Holder

Marlene was first elected to the Legislative Assembly at the 2008 Kororoit by-election, triggered by the resignation of former minister Andre Haermeyer.

Prior to entering state politics she was elected to the City of Darebin in 1998, serving as mayor from 2001 to 2002 and again from 2006 to 2007. Marlene was an official with the Victorian branch of the Shop Assistants’ Union from 2004 and was promoted to become an organiser in 2005 before her election to Parliament. Marlene has been a state and national Australian Labor Party conference delegate, and previously served as the Junior Vice President of the Victorian ALP.

She was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to local government in 2001.

In June 2016, she was appointed to the Andrews Ministry as Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation.

On 13 September 2017, she was appointed as the Minister for Local Government.

Marlene has been Number 1 ticket holder for the Lakers since 2012 and has been instrumental in the redevelopment of the Town Center Precinct, catering for our growth over the years.

In recent years she has assisted with a state government grant for $500,000 to build our female friendly facilities/change rooms on oval 2 and in 2020 you will see an upgrade of our current social & change room facilities at oval 1 aided by a further state government & council grant in excess of $2.2 Million.

We thank Marlene & the Labor state government for their ongoing support of our club and community.

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