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POLITICS & SOCIAL CHANGE

Peter Garrett

Musician and activist Peter Garrett is a long-time advocate and campaigner on a range of local and global issues. Recently Peter has been leading the call for the creation of a ‘war’ committee of cabinet to plan the transition to zero carbon.

Peter was appointed the youngest-ever President of the Australian Conservation Foundation (1989-96). Peter served as a cabinet minister in the Rudd/Gillard governments. (2007-2013). As Minister for Environment he made substantial additions to the National Reserve System, particularly to Indigenous Protected Areas, and initiated the successful International Court of Justice case against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic. He also secured agreement to a national e-waste recycling scheme. As Minister for School Education he legislated a new needs based funding system for schools and introduced the first national curriculum.


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“If we fail to act now, Australians will be hostage to external and increasingly unpredictable events of an order of magnitude and seriousness of threat most reasonably compared to war.”


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