Peter Garrett was an ANU student when he joined Midnight Oil.

Peter Garrett was an ANU student when he joined Midnight Oil. Photo: supplied.

Q&A: Peter Garrett AM

From full stadiums to Parliament House, PETER GARRETT AM, BA '76 has always lived life with power and passion.

As front man of Midnight Oil, he took Australian music to new heights and used this fame to progress political hot potatoes, including rights for Indigenous peoples and conservation issues.

From this, a political career ensued and led to him becoming a Minister in the Rudd and Gillard Governments.

After leaving politics, Garrett has taken the time to write about his life in Big Blue Sky: A Memoir.

He returned to ANU to launch the book at an ANU/The Canberra Times Meet the Author event in conversation with ABC 666 presenter ALEX SLOAN.

You can hear the whole talk by clicking on the Soundcloud link on the right hand side of this page.