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Peter Garrett Biography, Book, Family, Albums and Music

Peter Garrett

Peter Garrett is an Australian musician, environmentalist, activist and former politician who was born on 16th April 1953. He is a long-time advocate and campaigner on a range of local and global issues. A member of Midnight Oil, one of Australia’s most successful bands, he served as a cabinet minister in the Rudd/Gillard Labor governments from 2007-2013.

Peter Garrett served as President of the Australian Conservation Foundation for ten years and in 2003, was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to the environment and music industry. He is also known for his signature bald head and his unique and eccentric dance style.

On 8 March 2010, his portfolio title was changed to Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts. He was appointed Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth by Prime Minister Julia Gillard. He was sworn into this portfolio on 14 September 2010 as a member of the Second Gillard Ministry, following a leadership spill in the Australian Labor Party, Garrett resigned his position as Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth and moved to the backbench. He later announced that he would not be contesting his seat at the next federal election.

Peter Garrett Book

  • Big Blue Sky: A Memoir
  • Political Blues
  • Leunig’s Carnival of the Animals
  • Climate Change, the Economy and the Environment
  • Budget: Climate Change

Peter Garrett Family

He had three children with wife of more than 25 years, Doris Garrett.

Peter Garrett Album

  1. Species Deceases
  2. 20, 000 Watt R. S. L
  3. Redneck Wonderland
  4. Earth and Sun and Moon
  5. Red Sails in the Sunset
  6. Midnight Oil
  7. Blue Sky Mining
  8. Diesel and Dust
  9. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
  10. A Version of Now

Peter Garrett Music

  1. Bullroarer
  2. Warakurna
  3. One Country
  4. Jimmy Sharman’s Boxers
  5. No Time for Games
  6. My Country
  7. Sometimes
  8. Kosciusko
  9. Run by Night
  10. Whoah
  11. Outbreak of Love
  12. Bedlam Bridge
  13. River Runs Red
  14. Don’t Wanna Be the One
  15. Only the Strong
  16. Back on the Borderline
  17. Beds Are Burning
  18. The Dead Heart
  19. Blue Sky Mine
  20. Power and the Passion
  21. Forgotten Years
  22. It Still Matters
  23. Dreamworld
  24. Tall Trees
  25. King of the Mountain
  26. US Forces
  27. Short Memory
  28. Truganini
  29. Put Down that Weapon
  30. Read About it
  31. When the General Talk
  32. Great White Shark
Peter Garrett

Peter Garrett