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Australian Musician, Environmentalist and Politician - Peter Garrett
born : Peter Robert Garrett, Sydney, Australia - 16th April, 1953
famous for : Being the lead singer of the Australian band "Midnight Oil", having strong opinions about the environment, and for becoming a politician (Australian Labour Party).
lives: Australia


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Peter Garrett is a famous Australian musician, politician, and environmentalist. Garrett was the lead singer for the pop/rock band Midnight Oil. He is now a politician and member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP).

The Australian rock band Midnight Oil was also known as the Oils. They were started in the 1970s and finished up in 2002 when Peter Garrett quit the band to focus more on his political career. Many of their songs had strong political, social or environmental messages.

Midnight Oil albums include..

  • Midnight Oil - Released in 1978
  • Head Injuries - Released in 1979
  • Bird Noises EP - Released in 1980
  • Place without a Postcard - Released in 1981
  • 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - Released in 1982
  • Red Sails in the Sunset - Released in 1984
  • Species Deceases EP - Released in 1985
  • Diesel and Dust - Released in 1987
  • Blue Sky Mining - Released in 1990
  • Scream in Blue - Live album Released in 1992
  • Earth and Sun and Moon - Released in 1993
  • Breathe - Released in 1996
  • 20,000 Watt R.S.L. - Released in 1997
  • Redneck Wonderland - Released in 1998
  • The Real Thing - Released in 2000
  • Capricornia - Released in 2001
  • Best of Both Worlds - Released in 2004

Peter Garrett's political views have become more mainstream since joining the Australian Labor Party. His opinions are more inline with those of the ALP.

Peter Garrett became the Minister for Environment, Heritage and the Arts in the Kevin Rudd government when the Australian Labour Party defeated the Liberal Party led by John Howard in 2007. Being Minister for the Environment did not include the arguably more important role of Minister for Climate Change and Water which went to Penny Wong.

Garrett is the father of three children and is happily married.




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