Marlene Kairouz will join the Cabinet as Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation.
Ms Kairouz was elected to Parliament as Member for Kororoit in 2008 and has served as Cabinet Secretary since the election of the Andrews Labor Government in November 2014. Prior to entering Parliament, Ms Kairouz worked as a scientist specialising in histology.
Ms Kairouz looks forward to delivering on the Labor Government’s agenda to create jobs, protect consumers and ensure the community can enjoy safe and responsible gambling and drinking environments.
The Premier has appointed Gayle Tierney to be the new Cabinet Secretary.
Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews
“I’m pleased to announce Marlene Kairouz as Victoria’s Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation. She will be a strong advocate for protecting consumers.”
“Melbourne is proudly a 24-hour city and Marlene Kairouz will play a pivotal role in ensuring our liquor and gaming laws strike the right balance.”
“As an experienced and talented voice from regional Victoria, Gayle Tierney will do a great job in the significant role of Cabinet Secretary.”
Quotes attributable to Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz
“It’s an honour to join the Cabinet and serve as a Minister in the Andrews Labor Government.”
“I will get to work immediately delivering on our commitments to the Victorian people.”