Peter Garrett

Chronicling the colourful career of my childhood hero Peter Garrett

Ricky French From fronting Midnight Oil to the Labor government's environment, heritage and arts portfolios, Peter Garrett has impressed himself on the national consciousness.

Signs Kevin Rudd, Peter Garrett may be called before insulation inquiry as counsel emphasises its powers

Amy Remeikis To those listening closely enough, it might have sounded like a thinly-veiled threat.

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Kevin Rudd and Peter Garrett may be called to witness box at insulation program inquiry

Foreign minister Kevin Rudd and School eduction minister Peter Garrett during question time at Parliament House Canberra on Thursday 24 November 2011. Photo: Andrew Meares

Amy Remeikis To those listening close enough, it might have sounded like a thinly veiled threat.

International Court of Justice orders Japan to end Antarctic whaling

Andrew Darby When the world's last whaling factory ship ,the Nisshin Maru, left the Antarctic at the end of this past summer, it did something different.

Responsibility was mine, says Garrett

Former minister Peter Garrett arrives at the Home Insulation Inquiry at the Brisbane Magistrates Court.

Rory Callinan and Marissa Calligeros Former environment minister Peter Garrett has taken responsibility for the Labor government's failed insulation scheme, but revealed prime minister Kevin Rudd refused to approve a change to the...

Royal Commission fails to deliver Coalition the expected political advantage

Greg Combet.

Heath Aston When Greg Combet faced the royal commission into Labor's home insulation scheme he fought back tears in reflecting on the deaths of four young men.

Home insulation inquiry 'won't repeat earlier probes'

Builder in mask putting in pink batts for insulation.

Amy Remeikis Catherine and Kevin Fuller know what killed their son. Now they want to know how.

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Shiva swap involves National Gallery of Australia in international art looting case

Andrew Taylor It is a tale of two Shivas - one cast aside by the National Gallery of Australia only to become the prize exhibit at one of the world's leading museums.

$74m put aside to pay for 'blatant' campaigns

Daniel Hurst An extra $74 million will be channelled into federal government advertising campaigns despite the budget's bleak finances.

Hundreds to honour Yunupingu

Yunupingu

Chris Johnston Nhulunby, East Arnhem Land Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is expected to attend a state memorial for Yunupingu to be held on sacred Aboriginal land today.

Yunupingu farewelled in dignified dance

The State memorial Service for the former lead singer of the band Yothu Yindi.

Chris Johnston The emotional state memorial for Yothu Yindi singer and indigenous educator Yunupingu started and ended with dancing - the Madayin Bungul, by members of his own family, emerging from the Northern...

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Yunupingu farewelled in dignified dance

Chris Johnston The emotional state memorial for Yothu Yindi singer and indigenous educator Yunupingu started and ended with dancing

Time ticking on school reforms

Bill Shorten.

Daniel Hurst New Education Minister Bill Shorten has played down hopes the federal government will offer significant extra money to win over the states and salvage its $15 billion national school funding reforms.

Abbot Point coal terminal expansion delayed

Abbot Point Coal Terminal, near Bowen, Queensland.

Ben Cubby The federal government has delayed approval for the construction of the world's biggest coal port in Queensland until after the federal election.

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Singer who built bridge between two cultures

Yothu Yindi.

Bernard Zuel, Megan Levy The death of the educator and former singer of Yothu Yindi on Sunday has taken not just an innovator, community man and a worldwide pop star, but what indigenous country singer Troy Cassar Daley...

Taking the prize, losing the plot

Mining

Tim Colebatch The Labor government oversaw one of the world's best economic performances and then lost its way. Where is Tony Abbott heading?

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PM weighs up new poll date

Kevin Rudd.

Michael Gordon and Mark Kenny Kevin Rudd has dumped Julia Gillard's proposed September 14 election date and is weighing up whether to go earlier or delay the poll to maximise his chances of rebuilding public confidence in the...

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$5.5b indigenous reforms 'at risk'

Peter Garrett

Michael Gordon Schools Minister Peter Garrett issues warning over funding for indigenous programs.

Hearing told of sex education for kids

Bianca Hall Children will begin to be taught sexual education by as young as seven, a Senate estimates hearing was told yesterday.

Alarm at increase in drowning deaths

Primary school students should take compulsory swimming lessons

Jonathan Swan ALL primary students should take compulsory swimming lessons to arrest the ''alarming'' increase in drowning deaths among young people, the Royal Life Saving Society says.