Peter Garrett, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Peter Garrett

Australian politician and Midnight Oil lead singer

Date of Birth: 16-Apr-1953

Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Profession: politician, singer, human rights activist, peace activist

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Peter Garrett

  • Peter Robert Garrett (born 16 April 1953) is an Australian musician, environmentalist, activist and former politician. Garrett is the lead singer of the Australian rock band Midnight Oil.
  • He 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, his unique and eccentric dance style, and a "mesmerising onstage presence".He was the Australian Labor Party member of the House of Representatives for the seat of Kingsford Smith, New South Wales, from October 2004 to August 2013.
  • After the Labor Party won in the November 2007 election, Garrett was appointed Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
  • On 8 March 2010, his portfolio title was changed to Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts.
  • He continued in this role in Julia Gillard's first Ministry.
  • He was re-elected at the 2010 election, and 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, and 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.Garrett became a Member of the Order of Australia in 2003 "For service to the community as a prominent advocate for environmental conservation and protection, and to the music industry."In 2009, the French Government appointed Garrett an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters.
  • In 2010, the World Wide Fund for Nature presented him with their Leaders for a Living Planet award.

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