Peter Gar­rett

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music -

A pas­sion­ate ad­vo­cate for var­i­ous green is­sues when he was lead singer with Mid­night Oil, Gar­rett was given the chance to put his prin­ci­ples into action when he was ap­pointed Aus­tralia’s Min­is­ter for the En­vi­ron­ment in 2007.

How­ever, the for­mer pres­i­dent of the Aus­tralian Con­ser­va­tion Foun­da­tion and Green­peace In­ter­na­tional board mem­ber has al­ready come a crop­per with many en­vi­ron­men­tal ac­tivists.

He an­gered many with his de­ci­sions to dredge Mel­bourne’s Port Philip Bay and ap­prove a ma­jor ura­nium min­ing project in South Aus­tralia.

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