Peter Garrett's life has been fully and passionately lived. From his idyllic childhood growing up in the rthern suburbs of Sydney, to an early interest in equality and justice; from the height of 1960s culture shock at university to fronting iconic Australian band Midnight Oil; from his time as a galvanising activist for the environment to being the only unaligned Cabinet minister in two Labor governments, Garrett has an extraordinary story to tell. Provocative, entertaining, impassioned and inspiring, this memoir goes to the heart and soul of a remarkable Australian and raises questions crucial to us all.
Peter Garrett is a well-known activist, musician and former federal politician. A founding member of Midnight Oil, he was twice president of the Australian Conservation Foundation before entering parliament as the member for Kingsford Smith in 2004. He subsequently served as a minister in the Rudd/Gillard governments. Married with three children, he lives in Sydney.