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Peter Garrett

Rock star, activist, role model, politician – Peter Garrett is known for more than his signature dance moves.

Garrett has always been vocal about his passions. As frontman for the band Midnight Oil, he put progressive issues on the national agenda, drawing mainstream attention to the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as the environment. He has been a Minister in two Labor governments, fought against Japanese whaling, received an Order of Australia and won 11 ARIA awards. But the constants throughout Garrett’s varied, high-profile career have been his love for his family, his passion for his country and a drive to make Australia a better place.

Join Peter as he speaks candidly with Shaun Carney about music, politics, creativity and social justice, and life in the public eye.


Portrait of Peter Garrett

Peter Garrett

Peter Garrett 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 to 2013.

Portrait of Shaun Carney

Shaun Carney

Shaun Carney is a journalist and memoirist.