We’re excited to announce that Peter Garret, international rock icon, former Cabinet Minister, and environmental leader will be joining us as our after-dinner keynote speaker for the 2019 Summit Gala Dinner.
Peter Garrett is one of our most prominent living Australians. A renowned activist, the former politician and lead singer of Midnight Oil is a long-time advocate and campaigner on a range of local and global issues.
He served as president of the Australian Conservation Foundation for two terns, which saw significant additions to natural protected areas, and the ACF grow into Australia’s leading national environment organisation.
As Minister for the Environment he instigated the successful historic International Court of Justice case against Japanese whaling; as Minister for School Education he was responsible for introducing the national curriculum, and for legislating a new needs based funding system for all Australian schools.
He is the only Australian politician to receive the ‘Leaders for a Living Planet’ award from the World Wildlife Fund and is a member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to the music industry and environment.
After dinner, Peter Garrett will join us to share how he sees the world, and particularly how climate change is impacting Australia, its peoples, environments and the world at large.
You can learn more about Peter Garret here.