Eoin Cameron

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Eoin Cameron
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Stirling
In office
13 March 1993 – 3 October 1998
Preceded by Ron Edwards
Succeeded by Jann McFarlane
Personal details
Born (1951-01-04) 4 January 1951 (age 64)
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Occupation Radio announcer

Eoin Harrap Cameron (born 4 January 1951) is a popular radio personality in Perth, Western Australia and former member of the Australian House of Representatives. He currently works the ABC's Perth local station 720 ABC Perth breakfast show,[1] regularly receiving top ratings for the most popular breakfast radio show.

Radio personality[edit]

Cameron started his first job in radio at age 18, at the Albany radio station 6VA in 1969. Since then he has worked in many Perth radio stations including 1080 6IX, 94.5 and 6PR, as well as Melbourne station 3DB. He has made minor television appearances in The Grant and Cameron show and The Entertainers, both on Channel 9.[2]


In 1993, Cameron stood for the seat of Stirling in the federal election, winning the seat for the Liberal Party but immediately went into opposition with leader John Hewson losing the election. He held the seat in the 1996 election that brought John Howard to power, before losing to Labor's Jann McFarlane in the 1998 election.[2]


Cameron has written several books including:

Personal life[edit]

Cameron was born in Mount Gambier, South Australia, the second of ten children.[3][4]

He left school at 14[4] and did a variety of jobs including farm labourer and roustabout.[3][5] His family moved to Western Australia when he was 16.[4]

Cameron is married, with three children.[2]

Cameron has bipolar disorder, which he attributes to being raped by the headmaster while at a Catholic boarding school.[4][6][7][8]


  1. ^ "Eoin Cameron". 720 ABC biography. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Arise King Cameron (copy of article which appeared in the Sunday Times Magazine on 29 February 2004)". ABC. Archived from the original on 3 January 2006. Retrieved 22 January 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "Eoin Cameron". Fremantle Press. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Eoin Cameron discusses his dark past". Stateline. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 28 September 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Eoin Cameron". Conversations with Richard Fidler. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Amanda O'Brien (26 September 2009). "ABC host reveals rape by headmaster". The Australian. Retrieved 21 Jun 2015. 
  7. ^ "ABC radio man Eoin Cameron tells of child rape". News Corp. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  8. ^ Two victims forced the Marist Brothers to apologise, Broken Rites Australia, retrieved 20 June 2015 

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Ron Edwards
Member for Stirling
Succeeded by
Jann McFarlane