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Peter Garrett Disses Kevin Rudd & Donald Trump At Brisbane Show

Written by Tom Williams on July 31, 2016

Midnight Oil frontman and former politician Peter Garrett has used his first post-politics concert in Brisbane to slag off former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, while also sharing his thoughts on the US presidential race.

Garrett played a sell-out show at Brissie venue The Tivoli on Friday night, 29th July, where as News Corp Australia reports, he was quick to throw down some political rhetoric.

“We dodged a bullet, now that [Kevin] Rudd’s not gonna be [United Nations] Secretary-General,” Garrett told the crowd, referring to Rudd’s failed bid for the role, which was practically shot down when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull refused to give Rudd his support earlier this week.

Rudd demoted Garrett as Environment Minister after the home insulation debacle while he was Prime Minister, and Garrett has also since criticised him for his treatment of his successor, Julia Gillard.

Elsewhere during his Brisbane show, Garrett threw a quick diss the way of US presidential hopeful Donald Trump, telling the crowd, “Now we just have to make sure Hillary [Clinton] gets up.”

Currently on his first ever solo tour in support of his debut solo album A Version Of Now, Garrett reportedly used his Brisbane concert to play the entirety of his new record, as well as some covers and two Midnight Oil songs. The singer-songwriter will return to the stage with the Oils next year, so we better all start practicing our dance moves.

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