Peter Garrett

Australian musician, activist, and former politician

Peter Robert Garrett (born 16 April 1953[1]) is an Australian musician, activist, environmentalist and politician. In 2004 he was elected to the House of Representatives as the member for the Division of Kingsford Smith. He served as the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, and the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth. He is from the Australian Labor Party. He did not stand for re-election in the 2013 election.

Peter Garrett
Peter Garrett
Peter Robert Garrett

(1953-04-16) 16 April 1953 (age 68)
TitleMinister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth
Term14 September 2010 – 26 June 2013
PredecessorSimon Crean
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
Spouse(s)Doris Ricono-Garrett (m 1981–present)
ChildrenEmily, May and Grace
RelativesMaude Garrett (niece)


  1. "Peter Garrett Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story". Retrieved 7 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)