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Peter Garrett


Lead singer from the rock-band Midnight Essential oil who utilized his fame to become renowned environmental activist. He was the Australian Minister for College Education, Early Years as a child and Youngsters from 2010 to 2013. His music group sang musical protests towards the U.S. international plan in the 1980s, with Garrett also wanting to get into politics. He was voted towards the Australian Home of Reps in 2004, and a yr later on he was appointed Darkness Parliamentary Secretary for Reconciliation as well as the Arts. He previously three kids with wife greater than 25 years, Doris Garrett. Rob Hirst was his bandmate as well as the drummer for Midnight Essential oil.

Quick Facts

Full Name Peter Garrett
Date Of Birth April 16, 1953
Place Of Birth Australia
Height 1.93 m
Profession Politician
Education Barker College, University of New South Wales, Australian National University
Nationality Australian
Spouse Doris Garrett
Children Emily Garrett, Grace Garrett, May Garrett
Parents Betty Garrett, Peter Garrett
Awards MTV Australia Award for Free Your Mind
Nominations ARIA Music Award for Best Adult Alternative Album
Movies Midnight Oil: Diesel and Dust
Star Sign Aries

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1 Mittagong, New South Wales, Australia [April 2010]
2 He was awarded the AM (Member of the Order of Australia) in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to to the community as a prominent advocate for environmental conservation and protection, and to the music industry.
3 Appointed Australian Government Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts on December 3, 2007.
4 Elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Member for Kingsford Smith [October 2004].
5 Unsuccessfully stood for the Senate as a candidate for the Nuclear Disarmament Party of Australia [1984].
6 Grdauate of the Australian National University (Bachelor of Arts) and University of New South Wales (Bachelor of Law). Also has honorary Doctorates from the University of New South Wales and Griffith University.
7 In Politics. Garrett is running as Labour's Candidate for the Sydney Federal Seat of Kingsford Smith. [June 2004]
8 Sung at the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic games.
9 Announced that he is leaving Midnight Oil to pursue other goals, particularly to do with Environmental conservation. [December 2002]
10 A strong political activist for environmental conservation.
11 Lead singer of an Australian modern synchronized pop-rock band Midnight Oil.



Molly 2016 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Story 2014 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
American Dad! 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Underground: The Julian Assange Story 2012 writer: "Blossom and Blood"
Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: "Beds Are Burning"
20 to 1 2008-2010 TV Series documentary writer - 3 episodes
The Kite Runner 2007 writer: "Beds are Burning"
I Love the 80's 3-D 2005 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Encino Man 1992 lyrics: "Treaty" - as P. Garrett / music: "Treaty" - as P. Garrett
One Night Stand 1984 writer: "Short Memory"



Blood and Thunder: The Sound of Alberts 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Member Midnight Oil Band
Australian Story 2014 TV Series documentary Himself - Friend
Viramundo 2013 Documentary Himself
Q&A 2010-2013 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Kitchen Cabinet 2012 TV Series Himself
Pictures of You 2012 TV Series Himself
Meet the Press 2012 TV Series Himself
Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson 2011 Documentary Himself
Eco-Trek 2011 TV Series Himself
The 7PM Project 2009-2011 TV Series Himself - Federal Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth / Himself - Federal Minister for the Environment - Heritage and the Arts
The Librarians 2010 TV Series Himself
First Tuesday Book Club 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest Panellist
The Australian Music Community Presents: Sound Relief 2009/II TV Special documentary Himself
2008 National Musicoz Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Live Earth 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
The Nation 2007 TV Series Himself
MTV Australia Video Music Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself
20 to 1 2005-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Panel 2004 TV Series Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Themselves
Walking Through a Minefield 1999 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Hessie's Shed 1998 TV Series Himself
Midnight Oil: 20,000 Watt R.S.L. - The Midnight Oil Collection 1997 Video documentary Himself
Save Clayoquot Sound 1993 Documentary Himself (Midnight Oil)
Unplugged 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 1993 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Midnight Oil: Black Rain Falls 1990 Video documentary Himself - Lead vocals
The 12th Annual American Music Awards 1985 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid 1985 Video documentary Himself
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City 1985 Video short Himself (uncredited)

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Archive Footage

Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell 2013 TV Series Himself
The Greatest 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - #95: 'Beds Are Burning' (as Midnight Oil)

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1 What generally happens in this county is that our politicians don't serve us well because they don't tell the truth, and they don't keep their promises.
2 There was never going to be a right time for a band that was still recording and had health in its environment, had made a very good record and was playing well.
3 There are a range of associated impacts related to increasing temperatures which affect both evaporation rates and river systems, which are already over stressed, and these will hit farming communities and the health of crop lands.
4 The forces that are in play on climate change essentially revolve around the generation of power, the transportation of goods and services and people, and the sorts of materials that we use to fuel the whole of our civilisation.
5 The Capitol was an occasion where you arrive at a sign in the road that says you have arrived at a place you may not have expected to be, but you know how you got here: Next!
6 That was the crossover line for us, to be able to play that many shows, sell them out real quick and have that tribe queue up outside and still be a mystery to everybody else.
7 Our career path has tended to be the most perverse and contrary approach to the entertainment industry imaginable, while at the same time doing the kinds of things that you have to do, the videos, the photos and all that sort of stuff.
8 Once you start to look into the guts of climate change you find that just about every scientific institution in the world is conducting research on the issue.
9 Look, very clearly there are things that need to be done urgently in relation to climate change, and of those the most obvious is to have an enforceable and equitable arrangement delivering deep cuts in emissions into the middle of the century.
10 It's absolutely not acceptable for people to argue that, if we are going to do anything about climate change at all, well, the responsibility lies solely with the individual.
11 In particular, Australia, because of its ancient geography, soil profile and distinctive weather patterns, is more adversely affected by climate variability than some other continents.
12 In our early period we pretty much survived or perished on our capacity to reach people, and on getting into the pattern of having no money and playing lots of shows.
13 I believe that the quantum of our knowledge will increase considerably in the coming years and that scientists will continue to be amongst the brave voices speaking out.
14 And given that there's been probably a ten-fold amount of information about terrorism through the media than there has about climate change; I think that's quite an interesting statistic.
15 The place where the system and people's intentions meet is the political arena.
16 The fact is that we take music very seriously.
17 Some people are born with the necessary gift, and some work hard to build on the few gifts they have.
18 Our senses convey that all is not well with the natural world.
19 I haven't chosen to make an issue of faith.
20 I guess for me what is more significant than success is the nature of each of the songs and of the words.
21 I don't blame my own parents for the way I grew up, as quite often there is little choice in these issues.
22 I believe the divine is part of the world, not in a pantheistic way but by way of the movement of the Spirit.
23 Climate change is such a huge issue that it requires strong, concerted, consistent and enduring action by governments.
24 Climate change is also clearly a matter of huge interest and concern for the scientific community.
25 As far as performance, the roar of the crowd, the smell of the greasepaint no I don't feel that.
26 And living in Australia I am relatively well off.
27 You don't want to spend your life explaining yourself.
28 At an everyday level I would reckon myself more than fortunate.
29 Recently though, our State Governments have discussed instigating a carbon trading scheme - the details are still to be decided - and that's an encouraging sign.

1 Bald head
2 Songs often contain political messages

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