Peter Garrett
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales
Date of Birth: April 16, 1953
Age: 66 Years Old
Astrology: Aries
Height: 6' 4"
Residence: Randwick, New South Wales
Current Partner: Doris Garrett
Eye Colour: Green
Specialisation: Politics, Musician
Fan Sites: www.petergarrett.com.au,
www.aph.gov.au/P_Garrett_MP,
www.alp.org.au/search.php?keywords=peter+garrett
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Peter Garrett is not just an Australian politician, but also a musician and environmentalist. He was born in Sydney, Australia on 16 April, 1953, and has been a member of the Australia Labor Party since October 2004. Peter Garrett attended the Australian National University, where he studied Arts and also graduated from the University of New South Wales, where he studied a Bachelor of Law.

Prior to entering the world of politics, Peter Garrett was the frontman of the Australian rock band Midnight Oil, which he co-founded in 1973. The band had always been associated with environmental causes and, in 1989, Peter Garrett became the president of the Australian Conservation Foundation. He remained in this role until 1993, before joining the international board of Greenpeace for a two year stint.

Peter Garrett has received numerous awards as recognition for his activist work, such as the Australian Humanitarian Foundation Award (2000), as well as an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of New South Wales in 2001.

Peter Garrett first entered the House of Representatives in 2004 after winning a seat in the Australian Labor Party. Later, in June 2005, he was elected as the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Reconciliation and the Arts. Since joining the Australian Labor Party, Peter Garrett has changed many of his original political views, which has garnered some negative response from the media and the public over the years.

After Kevin Rudd was elected as the new Leader of the Australian Labor Party in 2006, he appointed Peter Garrett as Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Heritage, Arts. Following the success of the Australian Labor Party in the 2007 Federal Election, there were some slight changes made to Peter Garrett’s role, and as a result his responsibilities changed to Minister for Environment, Heritage and Arts, whilst his previous portfolio of ‘climate change’ was handed over to politician Penny Wong.

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