Doug Cameron (politician)

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Senator The Honourable
Doug Cameron
Doug Cameron Portrait 2010.jpg
Senator for New South Wales
Assumed office
1 July 2008
Personal details
Born (1951-01-27) 27 January 1951 (age 65)
Bellshill, Scotland, United Kingdom
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party

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.

Cameron was born in Bellshill, Scotland.[1] 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. Cameron previously served as the national secretary of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union.

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 Human Services under the leadership of Bill Shorten.


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