Days 350 & 351: Goulburn

Day 350: 9am


Day 350: 11am


Day 350: 4pm


Day 350: 4.30pm


Day 350: 5.30pm

[Admin Luke] If you are in Melbourne, Democracy in Colour have organised a bus trip to the ACT to join Clinton in Canberra on September 3!

You can buy tickets for yourself or #PayItForward and secure a seat for someone who can’t afford it – but get in quick!

#ClintonsWalk #TreatyNOW


Day 351: 9.30am

[Admin Luke] Sydney people – Democracy in Colour have organised a bus trip to join Clinton in Canberra on September 3! Tickets have already been subsidised and can be purchased through Eventbrite:

Buy yourself a ticket – and/or if you are feeling generous you can #PayItForward by buying a ticket for someone who can’t afford it.

Tickets and further info available in event.

#ClintonsWalk #TreatyNOW


Day 351: 10.30am

[Admin Toby] In a movement to educate wider Australians of ongoing Indigenous wage discrimination, during the lead up to the 50th anniversary of the Wave Hill walk-off in August 2016, a flash mob style “art installation” was staged as a form of protest which took social media by storm.

The First Nations Workers’ Alliance followed as a new organisation formed alongside the Australian Unions. With CDP workers and the community they serve to give a voice to workers being exploited, while campaigning to end the CDP and replace it with a program that works for Indigenous people rather than oppressing them.

We were really pleased to see Zachary Joseph Wone caught up with Clinton in La Perouse!

Here is more info about FNWA from Australian Unions:

The Turnbull Government’s Community Development Program (CDP) is depriving tens of thousands of people of that opportunity. It’s punitive, heavy-handed and racially discriminatory and the Union movement is determined to see it removed.

CDP workers are not actually classified as workers. They get well below the minimum wage (the dole pays $11.60/hour or $290/week) for working for 25 hours a week for non-profit and now for-profit businesses.

They are not covered by the Fair Work Act, they don’t have Federal OHS protections or workers compensation and they can’t take annual leave, sick leave or carer’s leave.

Those under the CDP are forced to work up to three times longer than city-based jobseekers to receive welfare payments.

CDP workers have 70 times the financial penalties imposed upon them than non-remote dole workers.

Fines for missing activities under CDP – which coverers a tiny fraction of the population – account for more than half the total penalties across the entire welfare system.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/fnwa

FNWA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstnationsworkersalliance/


Day 351: 11am

Good morning guys please donate we need all the help donation we get for the team to get food equipment and other thing we need and after Canberra it the long drive back home to Perth. Please share and tell your family an friend about the walk for justice about the event on September the 3th also tell them to help donate.


Day 351: 11am

Please have a read. Sunday Times in Perth


Day 351: 11.30am

Please have a read


Day 351: 2pm


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Day 351: 5pm


Day 351: 7.30pm


Day 351: 8.30pm

Day 347: Canberra Prep

Day 347: 7.30am

Good morning all calling out for assistance for LR licence drive to help drive the second Clinton walk for justice shuttle bus and to help people walk and rest on the bus. I need this LR licence drive by today this afternoon because tomorrow we heading of down the road to get closer to Canberra. We are in Mittagong town if people need to know where we are. So please if anyone that has a LR licence to help please message me thought Facebook message or on Clinton walk for justice page thank you.


Day 347: 8am

[Admin Luke] Do you live in Queensland and want to join Clinton’s Walk for Justice in Canberra for the big celebration on September 3? Well Democracy in Colour have organised a bus trip from Brisbane!

Tickets are subsidized and will be very popular, get in quick though because they may sell out fast!!!

#ClitonsWalk #TreatyNOW


Day 347: 9.30am


Day 347: 12pm

Word been going around saying I going to treaty with the government. Who said I was going to speak about treaty to the government. People thing I dont know anything try as many. When I have said I going to the governor general and speak to the represent of the crown to talk about treaty between two Sovereign country. I only going do that if only all the serious elder’s who a coming agree on it. If they say no I not going to do it. I listen to my elder and follow culture way and not lising to other people agenda to change my view on what I trying to do. I getting sick to death with people jumping the gun with non-think never happen yet. People need to pull up and think for a sec. I have organised a big meeting in Canberra with everyone when they arrive to talk about issues and what need to be done to start moving thing forward. The topic well be talk about treaty and what tip of treaty need to be done to make sure to save our culture, lore, land and most of all to getting think done so we can help our people an the future generations. There be other talk about issues but like how I said I not going to do anything without elder and everyone else agree on thing.

People trying to hijacked my walk to push for they agenda. I also going to speak out about this people trying to hijacked my walk. I have walk a long way from where I have started to now people should respect that. I be speaking out for justice for those who never got justice for love once, community that a living in 3rd world condition, community that been close down like my family community was close down and half of my family die living on the street and other issues we collected ever sin been on the journey. This walk was never easy it is a hard road to walk on but at less we know now I getting closer coming to the end of this amazing journey. People should respect what I have done and not go jumping the gun when you should know none thing have not been done yet. But remember who the person walk all that way Clinton walk for justice.


Day 347: 12pm

[Admin] Coming from Sydney ?
Did you know Democracy in Colour have arranged for transport to Canberra.
Tickets are selling, so be quick 


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Day 347: 12.30pm

[Admin Lisa] Welcome to the Event Page for the final days of Clintons Walk for Justice.

This page is where you will need to check in, we will post daily about where to join the walk, what progress is being made and any other important information that we feel you need to be aware of. Please read the current expectations:

👣 Joining the walk 👣

What you need to bring :
You will be responsible for your own food, camping gear, water, money and any other costs incurred while walking.

We would love you to bring your commitment, your sense of humour and your deepest respects for what Clinton has achieved in the last year and how important this last final part of his walk is.

We want to keep the fires burning, so if you are coming to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy please bring some wood to offer, funds for yourself and a sense of unity and purpose.

We want to use this opportunity to remind people that Clinton is THE ONLY spokesperson for his Walk for Justice .

We will not tolerate any unsociable behaviours, drugs and alcohol are not appropriate or acceptable and you will be asked to leave if any of these basic courteous rules are not followed.

Everyone is welcome to join in but it is up to you to work out where, when and how.

There are buses available for people who may be having a tough day or just want an easier day, the buses can also be used to store your camping gear on during the day so that you are free to walk.

The Admin Team are flying over to join you all next week and we want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your help and support in getting us over there. It is really appreciated and we couldn’t have done any of this without you !!


Day 347: 12.30pm

[Admin Lisa] Coming from Melbourne ?
Did you know Democracy in Colour have arranged for transport to Canberra ?
Tickets are selling, so be quick 


Day 347: 4.30pm

[Admin Toby] Thankyou Walkatjurra Walkabout mob for this beautiful video message 👣

If you have videos or photos please post onto the page with the hashtag:
#clintonswalk


Day 347: 5.30pm


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Day 347: 7pm

Days 303 & 304: Leaving Orbost

Day 303: 9.30am

From camp Monday to Orbost. – Noonie

Bonus video: Stuck at the siege roadblock.


Day 303: 10am

From Orbost to Brodribb River, where we finish Monday. – Noonie


Day 303: 7pm


Day 303: 10pm

History lesson tonight guy this video are call the first Australia.

The first Australia episode 5: A unhealthy government.


Day 304: 9am

[Admin Toby] Checkout Clayton’s interview with The Canberra Times regarding Australia’s new Racial Justice Organisation; Democracy In Colour!

‘”We’ve got a chance to talk about the elephant in the room, that elephant is entrenched and institutionalised structural racism and were over it”. Clayton Simpson, Canberra Campaigner and Organiser.

A local issue Mr Simpson pointed to was Canberra’s homeless population, the highest per capita nationally, with Indigenous Australians over-represented.’

There is a launch party tommorow night 6pm at The Front Gallery, Lyneham:
https://www.facebook.com/events/319682935141234/?ti=icl

Perth Launch: 28th July 6-10pm. Uniting Church Hall (UCIC) Level 1, 97 William Street Perth:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1842674109392911/?ti=icl

Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/DemocracyInColour/

#StandUpAndBeCounted
#NoRoomForRacism


Day 304: 9am

Good morning guys it another beautiful day if walking. We leaving Orbost and now making our way thought to Cann river. Now we a entering thick Forrest country area.So it a three day walk towards Cann river.


Day 304: 11am

We are on the road and walking, thanks to Paula and others, more wonderful people is has been a pleasure to be at Orbost. Thankyou. – Noonie


Day 304: 4.30pm

Now the walk is getting bigger and bigger an we getting closer to Canberra. I must take the responsibility an sink guidance from my spirit ancient to complete this journey into Canberra and show me how I going to do this.


Day 304

From drop off to Cabbage Tree Creek. – Noonie

Days 273 & 274: Melbourne; Isiah’s Feed for the Homeless

Day 273: 8.30am

Good morning guys it a other beautiful day here in melbourne  it amazing to see that i walk it all the way from Perth to melbourne now and i can say i have listen, heard and understand what been happen here on this walk a cross this great country seen community, homeland, station, town and city.

We going all the way and we ain’t going to back down until we reach canberra to see the governor general. It time for the queen right hand man need to see us to talk about what we want. The walk for justice has know become a voice for those who voice is not been heard. A none is a none it time we get what we want.


Day 273: 10am

[Admin Luke] Last year this young Gunditjmarra warrior and supporter of Clinton’s Walk, Isiah, spent all his saved up moneybox money – $140 of his own pocket money – to put on a feed for homeless mob in Fitzroy.

This year, Isiah saved his money and used it to buy a new pair of boots for Clinton to wear the walk to Canberra. What a little legend!

After learning this story, we thought it only right to help the young fella continue his tradition of helping the homeless.

And so this afternoon, we will be co-hosting a public event with Democracy in Colour in honour of Isiah. The event will be held at Victoria Trades Hall and will provide free food for those in need.

This is also an opportunity for homeless folk and supporters to come along and get a chance to meet with Clinton.

Catering is being generously provided by Lentil As Anything.

Come along and support a great kid, have a great feed and meet with Clinton and the Walk For Justice team before they leave Naarm.


Day 273: 4pm

I like to thank this great little leader Isiah and democracy in colour for doing a BBq this afternoon for the homeless. Isiah is a young Gunditjmarra warrior and supporter of my Walk, Isiah, spent all his saved up moneybox money – $140 of his own pocket money – to put on a feed for homeless mob in Fitzroy.

This amazed me that this little warrior Isiah saved his money and used it to buy a new pair of boots for me to wear the walk to Canberra. What a little legend!

I what to thank little Isiah from the bottom of my heart how amazing and great you are and yet your so young and your doing amazing staff for your people in your country area. In time my little friend when you grow up you and your family is always welcome back home in W.A when you like to come over and want to be showing around and i what you to know Isiah your a leader for our people when you grow up little brother. Dont stop believe because you already making a difference at your age keep believing my little brother.

I what to thank you as well for giving me a gift and a message on your behalf to take with me to Canberra to speak with the prime minister about what you want change. I well do this for you and for all the other little kids who want think change for the better of our people and for this country it self.

So thank you lsiah for the gift and letter on your behalf and thank you to democracy in colour for doing the event and going out of your way to make this happen.

Thank you everyone!!!!


Day 273: 4.30pm


Day 273: 6pm


Day 274: 8am

Photos from Saturday morning to Sunday night. Was on the bike so I could see more of Melbourne, lots of older homes a lots to see along the way. Enjoyed the two days site seeing on my way to see my niece. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 274: 8.30am

[Admin Gee] has updated the Timesheets page!
Over 4,300kms from Perth to Melbourne so far!

Next up, Gippsland! We have lots of exciting events planned for this next leg of the walk. Favourite this page to get all the updates, check in here and the Supporters group if you are in the Gippsland area and want to catch up with Clinton and the Team.

If you are in Gippsland (or beyond!) and have an idea of an event that we might be interested in, please join the Supporters group and put forward your idea, we are trying to fit in everyone we can!

Sydney, get ready! We are coming your way next!

***Please note: this may not be the exact route! Times, places and dates are subject to change.


Day 274

[Guest Post] Melbourne is sad to see Clinton leave us, but we know his healing energy is needed right throughout this whole country! – Clendinnen Family


Day 274: 2.30pm

Day 271: Bubup Wilam & Homeless of Melbourne

Day 271: 9.30am

Good morning guys yesterday the team and I when to visited the Bubup Wilam day care center to see the kids. We when in to see the kids at the age of 4 year old and 5 year old to talk to them about the walk and I was showing them how far I have walked and i was telling them how they can chance they dream.

The little once at Bubup Wilam giving me think to take with me to tell the prime minister of what they want done for our people. We did a little march and a little protect together  So decided in returned to give them a gift of a pair of my shoes I walk in and I give other gift.

I what to thank Lisa from the day care center of Bubup Wilam for invited us and thank the little ones for seeing us

[Admin] Bubup Wilam: http://bubupwilam.org.au/


Day 271: 12pm

Last year this young Gunditjmarra warrior and supporter of Clinton’s Walk, Isiah, spent all his saved up moneybox money – $140 of his own pocket money – to put on a feed for homeless mob in Fitzroy.

This year, Isiah saved his money and used it to buy a new pair of boots for Clinton to wear the walk to Canberra. What a little legend!

After learning this story, we thought it only right to help the young fella continue his tradition of helping the homeless.

And so on Sunday afternoon, we will be co-hosting a public event with Democracy in Colour in honour of Isiah. The event will be held at Victoria Trades Hall and will provide free food for those in need.

This is also an opportunity for homeless folk and supporters to come along and get a chance to meet with Clinton.

Catering is being generously provided by Lentil As Anything.

Come along and support a great kid, have a great feed and meet with Clinton and the Walk For Justice team before they leave Naarm.


Day 271: 12.30pm

We visited Bubup Wilam for Early Learning, this is for 4 year old kids and up, they are well looked after here and they do their best, the kids liked Clinton’s visit, they are following Clinton’s walk, this encourages them to be involved and engaging the education side of following on the map of were Clinton has been and going. It is great for the children. – Noonie


Day 271: 1.30pm

Some of the children, photos from the front can not be taken, but they are involved in this walk.

Today we moved to another place to stay for a few days, went to see some kids, that are having a hard time in their lives at this young age and we seen them been engaged in this walk. Went and seen the Indigenous affairs that are engaged with the present for our future. We all need to learn what is going on with the Government and the word Treaty. When talking with and about the people that lived here on this Great Land, that after the Empire came here, named it Australia.

Today we are talking about our future, on this Continent, about the Lands, of many Nations on their Countries, with no Treaty today with them. Think about the word Treaty, it is in peace today, that our future can be made to last as long as we chose. The knowledge of the Earth, of the people that lived here today and befor the Empire came here, is needed to make Mother Earth health again. They know their lands, they are better for the Earth and they should lead the way. The word Treaty, is what the government needs. The word Treaty is what the people need to live on Countries in peace and in harmony with the lands and with the people’s of this their Earth, their Earth ( that word Treaty again ). The future is our future to choose. Or the Government will take us were ! 

These grownups their photos can be taken from the front and they are also involved in our present, our future and we all need to learn out pass, so today we can all have our photos taken from the front and make our future what is best for us all, not to let the government continue with it’s agenda for us. It is our future, to get it right and to address the wrongdoing of the pass, make the future ours, it is time to stand up. – Noonie


Day 271: 4.30pm


Day 271: 5pm

Just here tonight in Melbourne street with the homeless mob talking with them and seening how they are an what it like living on the street of Melbourne.


Day 271: 8pm


Day 271: 9pm

We went to the peanut farm, a rehabilitation center, Clinton had an invite, another good day. – Noonie

Bonus Video