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Ross Cameron Wiki, Bio, Wife, Children, Net Worth, MP,  Extra-marital affair, Sacked from Sky News

Ross Cameron sacked from Sky News after racist comments about Chinese people

Ross Cameron Wiki

Ross Cameron Bio

Ross Alexander Cameron was born on 14th May 1965. He is an Australian politician who was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from March 1996 to October 2004, representing the Division of Parramatta, New South Wales.

Between 2013 and 2018, he was a contributor and host at Sky News Live, including a controversial stint as a co-host of Outsiders, before his employment was terminated for racist remarks made on air.

Ross Cameron Personal details
Ross Cameron Age He was born on 14th May 1965 (age 53) in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Ross Cameron Wife Genevieve Olsson ( m. 3 May 1996 – 2006) ( divorced)
Ross Cameron Children 4 children
Ross Cameron Nationality Australian
Ross Cameron Net Worth He has an estimated Net Worth of $ 4 Million as of 2018
Ross Cameron Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Ross Cameron Parents Jim Cameron (father)
Ross Cameron Occupation Lawyer
Member of the Australian Parliament for Parramatta
In office 2 March 1996 – 9 October 2004
Preceded by Paul Elliott
Succeeded by Julie Owens

Ross Cameron Early life

Ross Cameron is the son of Jim Cameron, a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. He was born in Sydney, New South Wales, grew up in Turramurra in Sydney and was educated at Knox Grammar School and Sydney University. He was a lawyer before entering politics. He was policy adviser and research officer to the New South Wales Minister for Transport, Bruce Baird, and an intern to the United States Republican Senator Mark Hatfield.

Ross Cameron Member of Parliament

Ross Cameron was elected to parliament in the 1996 Federal election, winning the Division of Parramatta from the sitting Labor member Paul Elliott. A noted orator, he delivered his maiden speech to the House of Representatives without notes. Cameron held the traditionally Labor seat of Parramatta for three terms.

Ross Cameron Wife

Ross Cameron married Genevieve Olsson on 3rd May 1996 and divorced on 2006. The couple had 4 children.

Ross Cameron Extra-marital affair

In August 2004, Cameron revealed in an interview in Good Weekend that he had an extramarital affair with an “exotic solicitor” while his wife was pregnant with twins. Cameron “was a frequent overnight visitor to the house his mistress shared with a reporter”. In Truth Overboard, journalist Tom Dusevic wrote in Time Magazine that once Cameron’s story was in the public domain “…reporters in Canberra immediately ran with further details of Cameron’s private life, unleashing stories they’d been sitting on for years” which included accounts of numerous other affairs which he had failed to disclose in the original interview with Good Weekend.

The admission was considered to be the main reason why he lost his seat at the 2004 Federal election. Cameron was one of only three sitting coalition members to lose their seat at that election.

In 2011 Cameron said he may run for a seat at the next federal election and had discussed the matter with Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, but this did not eventuate.

Ross Cameron Career

After his departure from parliament, he joined Macquarie Bank’s Investment Banking Group, working primarily on partnerships between the public and private sectors. He left Macquarie in 2008.

Cameron was a founder and original board member of MyATM, along with three-time undischarged bankrupt Don Fleming (owing $24million in 2010), Kym Weir, Tim Scala and Grant Chapman. According to The Business Spectator, he bought 15,787,600 shares for $3,946,900 on 1st April 2010 and 2nd April, becoming a substantial shareholder with 15,787,600 shares (7.52%). In a written statement outlining Fleming’s involvement with the company, Mr Scala said: “Don Fleming founded My ATM jointly with Ross Cameron and myself” Cameron resigned from the board of directors of MyATM four months after the public float, he remains on the board of Aussie ATM and My ATM New Zealand.

Ross Cameron Sky News Australia

Since 2013, Cameron has been a regular contributor to programs on Sky News Australia. In July 2014, Cameron became a co-host alongside Kristina Keneally on the weekly panel show The Contrarians every Friday afternoon, before the pair were given their own self-titled program Keneally and Cameron. This program was axed in March 2015. From 4 December 2016, Cameron began co-hosting Outsiders on Sky News.

On a Sky News panel discussion of the Donald Trump Access Hollywood tape in October 2016, Cameron said the whole thing had made him even more pro-Trump and theatrically demonstrated his support by donning an official Trump slogan cap and removing his shirt to reveal an official Trump Pence campaign t-shirt.

In a February 2017, Cameron was reported to have spoken as a VIP member at a fundraiser for the far-right Q Society of Australia. In the article, his speech was characterised by having “constantly mentioned homosexuality”, and is quoted to have said “The NSW division of the Liberal Party is basically a gay club… I don’t mind that they are gay, I just wish, like Hadrian, they would build a wall.” His comments were condemned by Sky News colleagues including David Speers, Peter van Onselen and Kristina Keneally.

Ross Cameron Sacked by Sky News Australia

Cameron was sacked by Sky News on 2nd November 2018, after making racist remarks on Outsiders to describe Chinese people.

Cameron, a co-host of Outsiders, which is shown on Sky and free-to-air television, described Chinese people as “black-haired, slanty-eyed, yellow-skinned” during a 30 October broadcast.

The new Sky News chief, Paul Whittaker, announced on Friday afternoon (2nd November 2018) that Cameron had been let go. “I have today advised Ross Cameron that his contract with Sky News has been terminated,” he said in a statement.

 

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