Midnight Oil star gets university honour

Midnight Oil frontman and former environment minister Peter Garrett will receive an honorary degree.
Midnight Oil frontman and former environment minister Peter Garrett will receive an honorary degree.

Peter Garrett's power and passion is being recognised with the Australian National University awarding him an honorary doctorate.

The Midnight Oil frontman, environmental activist and Gillard-era federal minister is being recognised for his exceptional contributions to music, conservation, reconciliation with indigenous Australians and public service.

He will be awarded the degree in Canberra on Monday afternoon.

Australian Associated Press