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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.


Peter Garrett

Peter Garrett is one of our most prominent living Australians. A renowned activist, the former politician and lead singer of Midnight Oil is a long-time advocate and campaigner on a range of local and global issues. He served as president of the Australian Conservation Foundation for two terms, whic... Read more

Shaun Carney

Shaun Carney is a journalist and memoirist. In a career spanning 35 years, he worked as a journalist, editor and columnist with the Herald and the Age. After leaving full-time journalism he became a weekly columnist for the Herald Sun and is an adjunct associate professor with the Sch... Read more


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