This data was produced by OpenAustralia from a variety of sources.

RSS feed Doug Cameron, former Senator

Photo of Doug Cameron
  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for NSW
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2008 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 1 July 2019 — retired

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 equality. votes
  • Voted generally for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted generally for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted generally for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted generally for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted almost always against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted almost always against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted generally for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted generally against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted almost always for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted generally for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted almost always against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against live animal export. votes
  • Voted generally for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted generally for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted generally for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted generally for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted generally for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted generally for uranium export. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 generally for offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted consistently for storing all citizens' telecommunications data for access by government agencies. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring a warrant to access citizens’ telecommunications records. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted almost always against tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted consistently against deregulating undergraduate university fees. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted generally for removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against funding the national school chaplaincy program. votes
  • Voted generally against landholders' right to say no to mining and gas exploration. votes
  • Has never voted on building Australia’s new submarine fleet in South Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently for giving apprentices access to a $20,000 loan. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting whales within Australian waters. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing support for community radio and TV. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing indexation of HECS-HELP debts. votes
  • Voted consistently against charging postgraduate research students fees. votes
  • Voted generally for decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted generally for greater public scrutiny of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing transparency of the China-Australia relationship. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring Parliamentary approval of military deployments. votes
  • Voted generally against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently for making Australians working overseas repay their student debts. votes
  • Voted consistently for letting environmental groups challenge the legality of certain government decisions. votes
  • Voted consistently for revoking citizenship of dual nationals involved with terrorism offences by the minister. votes
  • Voted generally against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently against creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Voted consistently against withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. votes
  • Voted consistently against using natural resource wealth for the benefit of all Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently against Senate electoral reform. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted generally against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted generally against stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently for ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted generally for a Royal Commission into banking. votes
  • Voted consistently against a review of parliamentary entitlements. votes
  • Voted generally against the use of strong encryption technologies. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing the foreign aid budget to 0.7% of Gross National Income. votes
  • Voted consistently for removing parallel import restrictions for books. votes
  • Voted consistently against local community consultation on infrastructure projects. votes
  • Voted consistently for maintaining or increasing CSIRO funding. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing funding for legal aid. votes
  • Voted consistently for buffer zones around abortion clinics. votes
  • Voted generally against putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on a temporary basis as a trial. votes
  • Voted consistently against a publicly accessible foreign ownership register for agricultural land. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Has never voted on high speed rail on the east coast. votes
  • Voted generally for federal action on public housing. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted almost always for imprisoning immigration detention workers who record or reveal information from their work. votes
  • Voted generally against putting a time limit on immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted almost always against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted generally against public transport. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the price of tobacco. votes
  • Voted generally for a national redress scheme for institutional abuse survivors. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against strengthening gun control laws. votes
  • Voted almost always against the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Voted generally against protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Voted consistently against a same-sex marriage plebiscite. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 19%. votes
  • Voted consistently against an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted consistently for Preventative Detention Orders (PDOs). votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the passenger movement charge ('PMC'). votes
  • Voted consistently against more scrutiny of the Australian Defence Force. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 15%. votes
  • Voted consistently for Continuing Detention Orders (CDOs). votes
  • Voted generally for increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Voted generally for a Free Trade Agreement with China. votes
  • Voted consistently against banning all investment in cluster munitions. votes
  • Voted generally against changing the date of Australia Day. votes
  • Voted generally for doctor-initiated medical transfers for asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted almost always against getting rid of the Gold Travel Pass. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against changing the wording of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. votes
  • Voted consistently against getting rid of Sunday and public holiday penalty rates. votes
  • Has never voted on reducing the corporate tax rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Coalition's Youth Jobs PaTH. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Coalition's new schools funding policy ("Gonski 2.0"). votes
  • Voted consistently against technology neutral emission reduction targets. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring every native title claimant to sign land use agreements. votes
  • Voted generally for giving approval for mining in the Liverpool Plains. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against making sanitary items GST-free. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing access to medicinal cannabis products. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse against People with Disability. votes
  • Voted consistently for criminalising "revenge porn". votes
  • Voted consistently for maintaining or increasing defence spending. votes
  • Voted generally for Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted generally against drug testing welfare recipients. votes
  • Voted consistently against equal treatment for all couples. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against refugee family reunification. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising government services. votes
  • Voted consistently against a review of our representatives' eligibility. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted generally against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted almost always against turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently against civil celebrants having the right to refuse to marry same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for universal access to abortion services. votes
  • Voted consistently for expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the Newstart Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against an inquiry into the Iraq War. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Paris Climate Agreement. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising the ABC. votes
  • Voted generally for targeting foreign interference in Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing penalties for breach of data. votes
  • Voted almost always for a declared area offence. votes
  • Voted consistently for legalising euthanasia. votes
  • Voted consistently against stopping former ministers from taking lobbying positions within five years. votes
  • Voted consistently for promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing legal protections for LGBTI people. votes
  • Voted almost always against nuclear energy. votes
  • Voted almost always against prioritising religious freedom. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing political transparency. votes
  • Has never voted on a travel ban on people from certain countries. votes
  • Has never voted on MacMines' proposed China Stone coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted generally against political interference in research funding. votes
  • Voted generally for protecting Australian sovereignty in trade agreements. votes
  • Voted almost always against pill testing. votes
  • Voted almost always against legalising pepper spray. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Has never voted on ending Governor-General allowances for serious misconduct. votes
  • Voted consistently for transgender rights. votes
  • Voted consistently against community right to say no to nuclear waste disposal sites. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted almost always against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against reducing air pollution. votes
  • Voted consistently for investing in climate science. votes
  • Voted almost always for offshore oil mining. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for public schools. votes
  • Voted consistently for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice in parliament. votes

Read about how the voting record is decided.

RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (3 Apr 2019)

“Diplomacy.”

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (3 Apr 2019)

“I also acknowledge the Ngunawal and Ngambri people and acknowledge their leaders past and present. I rise tonight to make my final contribution to the Senate, which I have had the honour of serving in since 2008, while representing the citizens of New South Wales and the great Australian Labor Party. My work as a trade union official and senator has given me the opportunity to meet wonderful...”

Bills: Treasury Laws Amendment (North Queensland Flood Recovery) Bill 2019; Second Reading (3 Apr 2019)

“The Treasury Laws Amendment (North Queensland Flood Recovery) Bill 2019 clarifies that specific disaster recovery grants that relate to flooding between 25 January 2019 and 28 February 2019, primarily in Townsville, are to be exempted from income tax. It clarifies that specific storm assistance payments relating to storm activity on or around 25 October 2018, primarily in the Fassifern Valley...”

More of Doug Cameron's recent appearances

Numbers

Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, Senators may do other things not currently covered by this site. (More about this)

  • Has spoken in 91 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.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 878 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)