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  • Australian Labor Party Senator for NSW
  • Shadow Minister for Human Services (since 18 Oct 2013)
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2008 — Federal election
  • Email me whenever Doug Cameron speaks (no more than once per day)

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Doug Cameron voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted a mixture of for and against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted moderately for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted moderately for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted moderately for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted strongly against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted strongly against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted moderately for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted moderately for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted moderately for live animal exports. votes
  • Voted moderately for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted moderately for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted moderately for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted moderately for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted moderately for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted moderately for uranium export. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017; In Committee (16 Aug 2017)

“I'm not saying that you propose that, but certainly some of the rhetoric you hear from the other side is that small business can do no wrong. Small business can do a lot of wrong. Small businesses can egregiously rip off workers. They can steal from workers. It is our job as the legislature to make sure that vulnerable workers are not dealt with wrongly or illegally. These are the issues we...”

Bills: Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017; In Committee (16 Aug 2017)

“I appreciate the proposition that you've put. We would be more than happy to meet with you, Senator Xenophon, and take you through this in some detail. I think it's a pretty simple proposition: if you comply with the law as it stands and you keep your employment records and your pay records then you don't have a problem. You don't suffer. I'll retract that. You're not then obliged to have the...”

Bills: Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017; In Committee (16 Aug 2017)

“Thanks, Senator Xenophon, for raising those issues. I just want to go to this issue. The law requires companies to keep pay records and employment records. So, where a company, a small business, is complying with the law, and they've got their pay records and their employment records, then there is no need for a reverse onus of proof.”

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  • Has spoken in 87 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 3 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
  • 32 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks — email me whenever Doug Cameron speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 643 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)