About Lauren Kathage

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I’m a local mum that wants the best for her community. 

My husband and I chose this beautiful area to raise our daughters because it offers the building blocks for a great life. My ‘big girl’ attends prep at a local state school and my ‘baby girl’ has started three-year-old kinder – free from this year under Labor.

I have spent my working life standing up for people - working with communities to get the outcomes they need and deserve. I spent more than 20 years as a community worker in Australia and abroad, leading small housing and homelessness projects right through to managing multi-million-dollar nationwide programs that trained healthcare workers, improved income generation opportunities for regional communities, and increased the number of kids with disabilities that attended school.

As the Member for Yan Yean, I won’t waste a day. My passion is to make life easier for local families – and to make sure that all Victorians have equal access to decent transport options, secure jobs, and quality education and healthcare – no matter where they live.