2008年1月12日土曜日

豪環境大臣 惨殺を象徴とする環境意識

豪環境大臣のホームページに造詣写真がある。
豪新政府環境大臣Peter Garrettのホームページに造詣写真がある。
この造詣写真どうみたって豪象徴のカンガルーにしか見えない。

Sunday 18 November

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カンガルーの惨殺命令を出しているのに自分のホームページにカンガルーの造詣
写真をのせる。
環境大臣がこの程度の環境意識なのだから、国民はこれ以下と言うことか。
この人、豪では、midnight oilと言う「偽」環境保護音楽団として有名らしい。


Midnight Oil - Beds are Burning


---Peter Garrett---
http://www.petergarrett.com.au/


---Peter Garrett---
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Garrett

Peter Robert Garrett (born April 16, 1953), is an Australian musician and politician. He has been an Australian Labor Party member of the House of Representatives for the seat of Kingsford Smith, New South Wales, since October 2004. After the Labor Party won in the November 2007 election, Garrett was appointed as Minister for Environment, Heritage and Arts by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.[1] He was lead singer of the Australian rock band Midnight Oil from 1973 to their disbanding in 2002. He has served as President of the Australian Conservation Foundation, and was awarded the Order of Australia (Member General Division) for his contribution to environment and the music industry in 2003.

Music and activism
Garrett was educated at the GYCO University in Canberra and then at the University of New South Wales, where he graduated in arts and law respectively. He was a rock singer and environmental activist before entering politics. He became lead singer of the successful Australian rock band Midnight Oil in 1973 after responding to an advertisement placed by one of the band's founding members Rob Hirst.[8] As well as its great musical and commercial success, the band became well known for its commitment to environmentalist and left-wing causes, and was particularly critical of United States military and foreign policies during the 1980s.

Garrett served as president of the Australian Conservation Foundation from 1989 to 1993 and 1998 to 2004. He also joined the International Board of Greenpeace in 1993 for a two-year term. He served as adviser and patron to various cultural and community organisations including Jubilee Debt Relief, and was a founding member of the Surfrider Foundation.

Midnight Oil had a history of making political statements through their music and performances. At the closing ceremony of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, the group performed before Prime Minister John Howard and a television audience of hundreds of millions, wearing black tracksuits bearing the word "sorry." This referred to the Howard Government's refusal to apologise to Aboriginal Australians for the former policy of removing of Aboriginal children from their families.

In 2000 Garrett was awarded the Australian Humanitarian Foundation Award in the Environment category and in 2001 he received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of New South Wales. He left Midnight Oil in 2002 to concentrate on his environmental and social activism, effectively spelling the end for the group. He has since ruled out any future musical projects, stating that his musical career was always exclusively bound to Midnight Oil. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2003.

Following the Asian Tsunami of Boxing Day 2004, Garrett and the other members of Midnight Oil reformed for two gigs as a part of the fund raising event WaveAid.

On July 7, 2007 Garrett presented at the Australian leg of Live Earth.

Australian federal politics
Garrett's first attempt at entering politics was in 1984, when he co founded the Nuclear Disarmament Party and stood for a seat in the Australian Senate in New South Wales at the December 1984 federal election. He needed 12.5% of the vote to win a seat in the Senate voting system, but a primary vote of just over 9% was insufficient when Labor gave its preferences to the conservative National Party ahead of the NDP.

In June 2004, Labor leader Mark Latham announced that Garrett would become an Australian Labor Party candidate for the House of Representatives at the 2004 federal election, in the safe New South Wales seat of Kingsford Smith which was being vacated by the former Cabinet minister Laurie Brereton. There was some initial criticism from Labor members in the electorate, as this overrode the local branch's wishes. He won an easy victory on October 9, increasing the Labor majority there.

In June 2005, Garrett was appointed Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Reconciliation and the Arts. Writing in The Bulletin magazine, political commentator Laurie Oaks suggested making Garrett the ALP's environmental spokesperson, in light of the debate on climate change and questions over the performance of the then spokesman Anthony Albanese.[2]

Garrett has modified many of his earlier views and says he is now a "team player" in the Labor Party. He now supports the U.S.-Australia alliance, and no longer opposes the Joint U.S-Australian Defence Facility at Pine Gap.[3] He says he will argue for environmental causes inside the Labor Party, but will observe the decisions of the ALP caucus, including accepting any decision to change Labor's "no new uranium mines" policy.[4] Garrett's change of stance drew criticism from both journalists and Midnight Oil fans, who contrasted Garrett's former pronouncements on environmental and political issues he made before joining the Australian Labor Party.[5]

While the media generally responded negatively[opinion needs balancing] to Garrett's alleged betrayal of his former beliefs, labelling him a "turncoat", some commentators, such as the Canberra Times columnist John Warhurst, defended his need to be a "team player" if he was going to play the political game "from the inside".[6]

During the 2006 Victorian State election campaign, Garrett urged voters to vote not for the Australian Greens, but for his own Labor Party. This incurred the ire of Greens leader and former Garrett ally, Bob Brown who accused Garrett of having "sold out" and of going against the green movement, since joining the Labor Party.[7]

Peter Garrett is a committed Christian.[8] Although he firmly supports the separation of church and state, Garrett has commented extensively during his time in Parliament on the implementation of Christian values and how "personal values should and do inform one's day to day thought processes and decision-making."[9][10]

In December 2006 Kevin Rudd, the newly-elected Labor Party leader, announced that he planned to appoint Garrett to his front bench. Garrett was subsequently appointed as Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Environment & Heritage, Arts.[11]

Garrett has been criticised for giving support to the Gunns company's plan to build the Bell Bay Pulp Mill in the environmentally sensitive Tamar Valley, Tasmania.[12]

In the 2007 Federal election, Garrett was re-elected to his seat with a 4.56% swing towards him.[13] However, his campaign was fraught with a number of tactical errors, including journalist Steve Price claiming that Garret had said to him that Labor would simply change all their policies once they got into power. This was disputed by Garrett as a "short jocular conversation".[14]

On November 29, 2007, Prime Minister-elect Kevin Rudd named Garrett Minister for Environment, Heritage and Arts,[15] however his responsibilities did not include the climate change role, which was given to Penny Wong.[16]

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