From the ABC Online, Peter Garret, former Midnight Oil front-man prepares to take up the fight for climate change from a new perspective… He has certainly got the credentials, and the profile to make this issue one which may now impact on the next few elections.
Former Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett will join Labor’s new frontbench as the spokesman for climate change and the environment.
Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd has announced the portfolio responsibilites of his new frontbench in Brisbane today, on the first day of his 10-day national tour.
Labor deputy leader Julia Gillard takes on industrial relations and Wayne Swan will continue as treasury spokesman, despite his support for former Labor leader Kim Beazley.
Mr Garrett says he is eager to join the frontbench and hold the Federal Government to account on climate change.
“Climate change represents one of the most significant and important issues that Australians must confront now and into the future,” he said.
“I want to work for leader Rudd to make sure that we roll up our sleeves and do the very best that we can, and I want to put the Howard Government on notice that it’s fiddling while Australia burns.”