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Award Winning Journalist and Host of Perth Live to headline at PGA Convention

2019-07-23

Award winning journalist and host of Radio 6PR Perth Live, Oliver Peterson announced as a keynote speaker for this year’s PGA Convention.

Oliver is a highly respected and award winning journalist who is the host of Perth Live (3pm-6pm Monday to Friday) the drive time program on Radio 6 PR, Perth. He still files special reports and is a current affairs commentator for Channel Nine Perth, and writes a weekly column for WA Today.

In October 2018, Oliver took a tour of a live export sheep ship for a Channel Nine and 6PR exclusive, and reported on the significant changes the industry had made to improving positive animal welfare outcomes on long haul voyages.

In 2019, after hosting a program about the bullying of farming families following the release of the Australian Farms map, which was created by animal rights activists and pinpointed the dresses of farming families across the country, Oliver and his family, including his six month old son, were viciously and abusively targeted by vegan activists online and during a live radio show at Westfield Carousel shopping centre in Cannington.

PGA President Tony Seabrook said, “We are extremely excited to be welcoming Oliver to our 2019 Convention. In today’s era where farmers, pastoralists and rural businesses are under constant attack both in the media and online from vegan activists, Oliver, as a major media presence has stood up to these bullies and continues to support the hardworking families of rural and remote Western Australia.”

“We really look forward to hearing Oliver’s address, and hearing first hand about his experiences in dealing with animal activists and his thoughts on how as an industry we can better future proof ourselves against their continual onslaught on our livelihoods.”

Registration for the 2019 PGA Convention and State Pastoral Forum is now open.
To book your seat at the PGA Convention contact the PGA Head Offic eon 9212 6900 or go to https://www.trybooking.com/BEBZH or for the PGA State Pastoral Forum go to https://www.trybooking.com/BEBWU



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