Party Australian Labor Party
Role Australian Senator
|Name Doug Cameron|
|Born 27 January 1951 (age 64)
Bellshill, Scotland, United Kingdom (1951-01-27) |
Office Australian Senator since 2008
Books Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (Registration Fees) Bill 2013 [Provisions]: Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment (Registration Fees) Bill 2013 [Provisions]
Similar People Kate Ellis, Tanya Plibersek, Kate Lundy, Sam Dastyari, Bill Shorten
Political party Australian Labor Party
Doug cameron in senate estimates with nigel hadgkiss
Douglas Niven Cameron (born 27 January 1951) is a Scottish-born Australian politician and trade unionist. He has been a Labor member of the Australian Senate since July 2008, representing the state of New South Wales.
- Doug cameron in senate estimates with nigel hadgkiss
- Senator doug cameron interview from scotland to australia
Senator doug cameron interview from scotland to australia
Cameron was born in Bellshill, Scotland, just outside of Glasgow. He left school at 15 to take up an apprenticeship as a fitter at a local chain-making factory. Shortly after completing his apprenticeship the factory closed, and Cameron emigrated to Australia in 1973, at the age of 22. He initially worked at the Garden Island Dockyard in Sydney, before later moving to the Liddell Power Station in Muswellbrook in 1975, where he worked as a maintenance fitter. After seven years working at the power station Cameron was elected as the Hunter Valley/New England regional organiser for the Amalgamated Metal Workers and Shipwrights Union (AMWSU). In 1986 he became the Assistant State Secretary of the union (by then known as the Amalgamated Metal Workers Union) in NSW, and later the Assistant National Secretary. Cameron served as National Secretary of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union from 1996 to 2008.
He was first elected to the Senate at the 2007 federal election. He won Labor preselection by mounting a successful challenge to then incumbent Senator George Campbell.
During the period of leadership tensions between Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd, Cameron was a vocal Rudd supporter. In the Second Rudd Ministry, which held office from June to September 2013, he served as Parliamentary Secretary for Housing and Homelessness.
He currently serves as the Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness and Shadow Minister for Skills and Apprenticeships since 23 July 2016 under the leadership of Bill Shorten. Before that he was Shadow Minister for Human Services from 18 October 2013 to 23 July 2016 also under Shorten.
Cameron announced on 24 July 2016 that he would retire at the end of his current term, and not contest the 2019 election.