Dean Perrett will be on stage at ‘Bethany’ on November 21 (Photo: Dean Perrett)

November 5, 2020

Local singer Dean Perrett – whose latest single “Six Decks To Darwin” has been making a big impression on country music charts this year – will be one of the guest entertainers at a special event to be held at the Bjelke-Petersen property ‘Bethany’ later this month.

He’ll be joined at the celebration by the Kingaroy State High School choir and country rock singer Mick Lindsay.

The evening will raise funds for Rural Aid but is also an opportunity to salute agriculture and related industries.

“National Agriculture and Related Industries Day” is sponsored by Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting.

This is the fourth year that events to mark the day have been held across Australia “to recognise, appreciate and celebrate” Australia’s agricultural industry and the people who work in it.

The year, events are being held in Kingaroy and South Australia. Parts will be livestreamed to an online audience and filmed for use in a TV fundraiser for Rural Aid,

The free Kingaroy celebration will be held from 6:15pm on November 21 at ‘Bethany’, on Peterson Drive (just opposite Kingaroy Airport). 

John Bjelke-Petersen said a stage and bar would be set up in front of the family’s house.

People have been encouraged to bring along a chair or blanket plus their Akubras and boots!

“Join us in support of Rural Aid,” John said.

Alcohol will be on sale.

“National Agriculture and Related Industries Day is the day to pose a question for all Aussies to please consider:  ‘Where would our country be without our farmers, pastoralists, fishermen, market gardeners, fruit, flowers and timber providers, viticulturalists, pearlers, poultry and bee keepers, in short, without our agriculture?’,” Mrs Rinehart said.

“It is a day to to remind our government and media of the many related industries, jobs and opportunities that depend upon the sustainability of Australia’s agriculture industry.

“If we didn’t have a sustainable agriculture industry, who would be paying the taxes to support our defence, police, airports, elderly, health, parks, public sporting facilities and more?

“Today is a day to remind ourselves to be proud of our industry and to stand up for it – to let the government know that for our agricultural industry to continue to be a success, we must be a reliable exporter and grow our markets.”

  • You can register to attend online


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