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Peter Garrett: singer, politician, environmental activist

January 18th, 2016

Episode 282 of 559 episodes

Few can claim to have lived a life as full and varied as Peter Garrett. He’s been a rock 'n' roll singer in an internationally successful band, a senior government minister and MP, andthe head of one of nation’s leading conservation bodies. His time in politics was not without controversy and some suggest he 'sold out'—a criticism he vehemently rejects. Peter Garrett has returned to music, tinkering with some new songs. He talks to Paul Barclay about his life’s passions: music, politics, the environment and Indigenous Australia. Originally broadcast on November 2nd, 2015

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