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.

Home insulation inquiry 'won't repeat earlier probes'

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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.

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

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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.

Garrett calls for all to back school reforms

Minister for Education, Peter Garrett launches a education report at Glebe Public School, Sydney. Photo: Peter Rae Wednesday 5 December 2012.

Emma Macdonald Federal Schools Minister Peter Garrett conceded the latest international school comparisons confirm Australia’s education performance is "flat-lining" and "urgent action is needed".

Maths and English - nation could do better

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Josephine Tovey AUSTRALIAN schoolchildren's results in maths and science have flat-lined over two decades, while their reading ability is lagging many developed nations, including the United States, England and...

The great race to the top of the class

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Late one night last year, a group of South Korean government inspectors set out for a series of raids in Seoul.

PM urged to spell out education reforms

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Daniel Hurst THE states have demanded the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, urgently spell out her signature education reforms amid fears time is running out to effectively implement the $6.

Twentysomethings still suffering GFC effects

Daniel Hurst The share of Australians in their 20s who are not learning or earning has remained stubbornly high, failing to ease to pre-global financial crisis levels, a new report reveals.

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Just 14 recruits in push for teachers

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Jewel Topsfield A $16 MILLION federal Labor commitment to stem the shortage of maths and science teachers by fast-tracking bankers, accountants and engineers into classrooms has recruited only 14 participants.

Victoria throws education reforms into disarray

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Farrah Tomazin Furious Gillard government warns more than $1 billion in funding placed at risk.

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Report card makes grim reading

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Peter Hartcher A lifelong primary teacher talks about a school she worked in as having two eras - first was a prehistoric age that she calls "Before Tess".

Butt out of education, Queensland tells PM

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Daniel Hurst and Amy Remeikis Queensland has told Julia Gillard to “butt out of education” while revealing it would follow Victoria in hatching its own school funding reform plan.

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PM warns of need for improvement

Federal Government announces changes to teacher training, at Macarthur Girks High School, Parramatta Sydney. Minister for School Education, Peter Garrett  in a year 11 class. Photo: Peter Rae Monday 11 March 2013.

Daniel Hurst Some of Australia's disadvantaged schools have been marked up but the nation still has room for improvement, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said as she trumpeted the latest performance data.

Families still struggling with cost

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Rachel Browne, Daniella Miletic and Mark Kenny More than one-third of families struggle to pay childcare fees despite increased federal government assistance over the past decade, according to a new report by public policy think tank The...

Australian children among the sleepiest

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Dan Harrison Sleepiness is holding Australian schoolchildren back in the international education race, a study suggests.