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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 (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 (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Minister for Human Services (since 18 Oct 2013)
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2008 — Federal election
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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 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 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

Bills: Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2018; Second Reading (6 Dec 2018)

“I rise to strongly oppose the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2018. This is the second time the government has tried to introduce drug-testing trials, and we will oppose this bill just as strongly as we opposed their last failed attempt. The bill proposes the trial of random drug testing of some 5,000 income support recipients in selected locations around...”

Bills: Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018; Second Reading (6 Dec 2018)

“Labor will support this Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018, even though it is deficient. We want women who need it to be able to access the five days of unpaid leave. However, our commitment, if we are fortunate enough to win government, is to put 10 days paid domestic violence leave into the National Employment Standards. That's what a Labor government would...”

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: Morrison Government, Federal Election (3 Dec 2018)

“They're the poor? They have $2.4 million in super and they're poor? Give us a break!”

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  • Has spoken in 139 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 31 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks — email me whenever Doug Cameron speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 860 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)