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  • Australian Labor Party Senator for NSW
  • Shadow Minister for Small Business (Senate) (since 21 Aug 2018)
    Shadow Minister for Employment Services, Workforce Participation and Future of Work (Senate) (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations (Senate) (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services (Senate) (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy (Senate) (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Minister for Charities and Not-for-profits (Senate) (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Minister for Competition and Productivity (Senate) (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Assistant Treasurer (Senate) (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Treasurer (Senate) (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Minister for Skills, TAFE and Apprenticeships (since 6 Dec 2017)
    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 moderately 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 moderately against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and 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 very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted 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 a mixture of for and against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted moderately for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted strongly 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 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 moderately for 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

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education (14 Feb 2019)

“A point of order. He is reflecting on a senator. What he is saying is untruthful. It's an absolute lie. I do not know Eddie Obeid. I have never had any engagement with the man. So he should withdraw.”

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education (14 Feb 2019)

“I move: That the Senate take note of the answers given by the Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education (Senator Cash) and the Minister for Finance and the Public Service (Senator Cormann) to questions without notice asked by Opposition senators today relating to the execution of a search warrant on Australian Workers' Union premises. Let me start where Senator...”

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education (14 Feb 2019)

“Senator Macdonald, you can intervene all you like, but this is a minister who has just got no idea about how she should operate and what the position is that she should be undertaking to tell the truth in this place. On at least seven occasions before question time she clearly refused to answer questions about her behaviour when it comes to her ministerial responsibilities. That went on again...”

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  • Has spoken in 129 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 30 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks — email me whenever Doug Cameron speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 869 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)