We have been dropped off a Pheasants Nest Service Center 711. Heading to Canberra we are walking into the traffic. – Noonie
Day 352: 11am
[Admin Gee] Roebourne will be walking in support of Clinton this Thursday! Check out the event if you are in or around Roebourne.
Don’t forget to send in your pictures!
Day 352: 11.30am
[Admin Gee] Looking to catch up and do some walking with Clinton before Canberra? There are some details in this video, plus a little chat about the previous week.
We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.
Day 352: 12.30pm
Day 352: 1pm
Day 352: 2.30pm
Day 352: 4.30pm
Day 352: 4.30pm
After waiting patiently for Clinton to show him her new supporters jacket, it’s all about Rosie now 🐾
[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.
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.
We officially reached our Goal for this fundraiser just this morning!
Thank you all! (30/08/17)
Day 339: 7.30am
Day 339: 8.30am
Day 339: 9am
Day 339: 9am
Good morning guys it another beautiful day of walking today. I just what to thank people of Sydney for the amazing support and welcoming into Sydney Redfern the block.
I what to thank aunty Jenny Munro an her daughter Lorna Munro for organising everything in Redfern the event, food and welcoming to country in the block. Also doing a lot of the hard work to make sure the event when very well. I what to thank everyone else for coming to the event and welcome us into Redfern.
Thank you aunty Jenny an Lorna for doing all this for us and thank you, you mob from sydney for coming and showing support for the walk for justice.
I what to thank Kristen Parker the CEO of National centre of Indigenous excellence but now has left for helping us with accommodation in Redfern and making sure we had some where to stay.
The national centre of indigenous excellence don’t let any one stay at the place with out paying. But they have done this for us for free and the team and I what to thank you guys for letting us stay there.
Thank you everyone from sydney and thank you everyone from Redfern the block.
Wednesday, from Kiama, it look like the rain mite have been with us today, then the rain was gone, the sun was here to stay. – Noonie
Day 339: 10.30am
I just what to thank the people of La Perouse community for inviting us out to the community an organise a event on the day we arrived out there.
I want to thank the La Perouse aboriginal community health centre for organising everything like the BBQ, event and welcoming to country. Thank you La Perouse aboriginal community health centre.
I want to thank the elder’s for coming a lone to welcome me an the team to the community. I want to thank the year 4 kids for singing songs and welcoming us into the community. I also want to thank the school kids and high school kids for doing a welcoming to country traditional dance.
I want to thank everyone else from La Perouse and other for coming and showing support for want we a doing an also I what to thank you all for the amazing welcome into La Perouse community.
Day 339 11am
Day 339: 12.30pm
Wednesday the 16th, from Bombo to our rest stop, where we left the Princes Highway for a safer road to walk on Shellharbour Rd. – Noonie
Day 339: 2.30pm
On Shellharbour Rd to were we finished our day. – Noonie
My favourite scene on gladiator. Win the people heart and support and you well gain your freedom. Be the people champion.
On the walk, Monday. – Noonie
Day 337: 8pm
Day 337: 9pm
Day 337: 10pm
– Herbert Bropho
Day 337: 10.30pm
[Admin Toby] National Indigenous Times reports; ‘it is time for the Indigenous disciples of Constitutional recognition to turn their eyes to legislation’.
Michael Mansell adds: “I totally support the group that led the referendum push being an integral part of developing new legislation, provided some sobering lessons are learned.”
One of those lessons most notably: that the overwhelming objection to First Nations People being included in a colonial constitution is the assertion and need for regard of First Nations continued Soverienty.
Now it seems obvious the ‘Uphold and Recognise’ organisation will continue from the abandoned Recognise campaign. To further this are the events listed under their website: http://www.upholdandrecognise.com/events/
Good morning guys it another beautiful day of walking today. I be on BBC world news tonight at 9:30pm until 10:00pm to talk on they show on Skype about the walk for justice. If your follower from London please watch when I on show it will be 1:00pm your time in London. It well be a half a hour interview and the BBC world news have 44million view. It is to let the world know about the walk for justice and why I have when on this amazing journey in the first place with a team of amazing people.
Day 333: 10am
This is the home of the homeless on Heirisson island it was a quiet day and then the next day the police raid. – Herbert Bropho
Looking around off the road today, I just love the Countries we have been walking through and for me some riding the bike as well. Love it. – Noonie
Day 333: 11am
Hey from sydney and surrounding areas we be in Redfern today at 3:00pm please come a long and meet me and my team. It will be a day to remember
Day 333: 11am
Stood right in front of the right squad and no one else was standing with me the only people was there standing was the West Australian media and the West Australian police and myself I confronted him face to face I didn’t run I will straight up to him and stood in front of me they had guns and they was ready for war but I stood my ground always was always will be Aboriginal land – Herbert Bropho
Day 333: 1pm
Thanks NITV 🐾👣👍
Day 333: 2pm
After a walk today we are heading for Sydney. – Noonie
Day 333: 2pm
Hey everyone we on our way into Redfern now. The only think is we running a bit late we just made it into Sydney and we going to drive to Redfern so we don’t what people to wait. I hoping we be there before 4:00pm guy. If not we be there before 4:30pm guys sorry about this running a bit late.
At the end of the day we a all aboriginal people because we all from the earth. It just some government bull crape naming an title on a group of people to cause division in society. When we should all know we are one because we come from the earth.
Day 313: 11.30am
[Admin Toby] The Larrakia petition followed an earlier 6-point petition from the Larrakia people and their supporters in March 1972, calling for the McMahon government to establish a commission to negotiate treaties with Indigenous language groups. This appeal was described by Judith Wright as, ‘the first move in the direction of the demand for treaties’.
The wording of the petition were in response to the reply from Prime Minister McMahon in June, 1972, rejecting the call for treaties with Aboriginal people, and stating that it was not appropriate to negotiate with British subjects as though they were foreign powers.
According to the National Archives of Australia, in their publication Memory of a Nation ‘The petition was forwarded to the Queen’s representative in Australia, the Governor-General [Sir Paul Hasluck], and was deposited in the National Archives in 1975.’ The complete document is available on-line on the National Archives website (NAA 1973c).
Day 313: 12.30pm
The walk from Eden to Pambula. – Jack
We were at Pambula school today, a good family gathering and then we gathered to do some walking. – Noonie
I’m disappointed and piss at the failuring of the justice system in this country that allowed a man find not guilty for manslaughter after killing young Elijah.
Day 313: 1.30pm
No justice, no peace justice need to be served before this country get divided into two group and we well be back at square one again. Justice system has failed the people of Kalgoorlie and Elijah family.
The mountains were covered in a smoke haze in the distance. The opening in the clouds aloud the sun to beam the light down, also along the slope.
That evening we had a visit by our two walkers Moureen and Ileine (hope my spelling in right) sister’s. Once again a story of a life in the bush to evade the Government process of taking children away.
Then came their story of life on their Country and the struggle with Government over the land on their Country. The same process and talk from Perth to Cann River. I had also received a photo to pass on. I have chosen this opportunity to pass it on.
The photo is a heart with the First People’s, Colours, of the First Nations of this Continent. The heart represents the Mother’s love. Mother to children, children to Mother and one of Country and the Earth. Culture. The impact of the Empire is still been used today, the Mother’s are still suffering today.
Theses two sisters, soft speaking women talk and speak the same, as all the people across the Continent. A great Continent of people’s with, an out dated Government values, that are not representing the people. – Noonie
Saturday 15th of July on our way to the border on the Monaro Highway. – Noonie
We crossed the Cann River a few times today, we picked up a walker and missed out on a lunch break. – Noonie
How far I have walk now not far to go know Sydney here we come. I be saying I walk it from Perth to Sydney and than from Perth to ccccaaaannnberra. Walk about 4,700km and 9month of walking soon to be 10month. I’m the spirit walker
Good morning guys walking early as today. Camping ⛺ out in the Forrest was amazing.
Day 306: 11am
When you see the sign say Canberra and that feeling. Not long to go, that I have keep my promess to my people and my elder’s that have walking to Canberra from Perth for justice. Only 877km left to got until we reach the end of the journey that we all set of on sin last year September the 8th. Governor general here we come and we a coming to fight for justice for everyone.
Day 306: 1.30pm
Friday from camp to the start of the walk, to Cann River. – Noonie
Day 306: 1.30pm
Day 306: 3.30pm
What can been seen along the road, this is from camp to Cann River. – Noonie
Day 306: 4pm
We had some people walking with us into Cann River. We were treated to some food thanks to wonderful people and good company again. – Noonie
We continue our walk after a feed, heading for Eden. – Noonie
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Day 299: 7.30am
Day 299: 8.30am
I written a letter to the premier of Western Australia Mr Mark McGowan about going on the news to Announce to the public and community that the western Australia government are not going to close community down and that they have to work with elders an community leader to improve community life. On top I told them any law that is going thought parliament must go to the people to be put to referendum so the people can vote on it and that western Australia government must do the right think and work for the people because the people voted them in and they must do the right think an keep they promest why they was voted in the first place or you going to do the same think like former premier Mr Barnett. This is the Western Australia government reply to me please read and what you think?
Day 299: 9.30am
Day 299: 1pm
Lesson to be learn.
Aboriginal meaning= away from original.
Original meaing= Original person of this land.
First nation meaing= first people to the land.
First people meaing= first people of the land since creation.
Traditional owner meaing= The attitude of buying and selling of the land.
Custodian meaing= Caring for country and for mother earth.
First lesson to be learn.
Day 299: 8.30pm
[Admin Post] In a heated NAIDOC line up of speeches in Darwin today, the focus was on the continued NT intervention. Clinton’s Walk for Justice feature two speakers and the DCC dance incentive creating awareness of incarceration: One Mob Different Country.
Auntie Josie Crawshaw of the ‘No Justice – Just Us’ campaign spoke about CDP – Community Development Program (which was CDEP – now minus the word “Employment”) work for the dole and Centrelink’s Mutual Obligation requirements. The reality of being breached is resulting in starvation, personal and family breakdown continuing as a serious oppressive situation of epidemic proportion in community right now – on our watch – before our very eyes in this day and age 2017.
Work for the dole with no Work Cover, union representation or superannuation is modern slavery, with the Basic Card and Income Management breaching human rights and basic human dignity. This together with suspension of payments in part decided on by privatised job network agencies is driving suicide rates, family breakdown and child removals, petty crime and arrests to unprecedented levels – the highest in the world.
Since the intervention, the paperless arrest judicary and punishment “lock em up” system is perpetuating the loss of cultural continuance, language, community and family kinship, totemic heritage and local ecological knowledge. This is continued genocide. Mutual Obligation and youth detention are forcing this generational gap as more people must move off country. The administration costs of income management and paternalistic punitive approaches from government policy could be going to more early awareness, education and community initiatives that encourage and facilitate incentive and reward in local enterprise and small business, land care, arts and cultural development.
Again and again we are calling on the government to listen and act together on the concerns of our Elders and community representatives.
John Lawrence spoke of the term JUSTICE. The opportunities the Royal Commission into Youth Detention have brought to highlight these injustices, the entrenched racism and perpetual genocide occurring in Australia, while this nation boasts of being one of the wealthiest contries in the developed world. Its position on the UN Human Rights Council is a joke Mr Lawrance said, the senior lawyer giving a personal case example of the consequences of locking up a 14 year old to whom every level of government including the Minister are continually complicit.
The stark reality is why the emphasis is going to building bigger prisons and detention centres when we could be building better schools with better education, better support and services in prevention, rehabilitation and training. He went on to acknowledge we are tired of words, policies and political tricks, calling Parliament House a junk yard, a circus and how important it is to keep standing together in the truth that Soverienty has never been ceded.
– Admin Toby
From Larrakia Nation website:
One Mob Different Country is a program that has been operating out of the Darwin Correctional Centre (DCC) for approximately 12 years. The program allows low-security Indigenous prisoners who have demonstrated good behaviour to take part in performing traditional aboriginal dances at events – including community, government and not for profit organisations. The dancers have been given permission from the Elders of the Beswick and Barunga communities to perform certain dances and songs from that region.
The name One Mob Different Country refers to the fact that the dancers themselves may come from different communities (different country) but they come together as a group to dance (as one mob). The dancers are not paid to perform. Instead the funds go to the Department of Correctional Services to support this enterprise program and others – for capacity building and creating a positive, sustainable future for those in the program.
Accompanied by live music of clap sticks and/or didgeridoo.
$1,950 (+gst) for approximately 15-20 minutes duration
Which way we walking towards Sydney. We be getting into warragul town by tomorrow night. Just letting you mob know in warragul. If people what to know where we are. We are walking on the prince hwy.
Day 280: 2.30pm
This video giving me chills wile walking on the side of the hwy. The lone wolf for those who fighting a battle on they own. The lone wolf stand out different to other and show them what you made of.
Day 280: 3.30pm
It good to be walking again on the side of the road. Walk 4,000 something only 1,300km to go to reach this men in suit. I tell you one think I didn’t walk 5,000km and something when I reach Canberra at the end of the walk to talk about think.
I going there to fight for my people right and make a stand for everyone else who live here. To fight for change and to get think done right. I not going to back down until the governor general come out of his house and see me an to talk with us all.
Day 280: 10.30pm
From Dandenong to Pakenham. – Noonie
Day 281: 10.30am
It time we step think up and start looking at organising nation rally to protect for justice and for change in each state at Parliament house. So to build this walk up wile we are walking and protect what ever people want, that don’t like what this government doing wrong in this country.
So when we reach Canberra it well be pact right out with people an cross this country in state at Parliament house. People protecting for justice an for change.
Let build this movement up don’t let this corrupt government win own us. We the people can make this happen and we the people build this country an world we live in.
Day 281: 11am
Hey guys if people what to know where we are. We walking thought the back way towards warragul from Nar Nar good on C433 road. We be getting into warragul town tonight. Also I apologize if people are looking for us. What I do now on everyday where we walking is to show people on the map which way we are walking and what road we are walking on.
Day 281: 2.30pm
From our camp to Nar Nar Goon. – Noonie
Day 281: 2.30pm
Walk, walk and keep on walking Mr Spirit walker. We all ain’t going to give up or give in. We all shall over come and win for thing on what we want. Power to the people.
Day 281: 8pm
[Admin Toby] Clinton and the crew made Drouin tonight 💪👣😅😅
Thankyou LAN for making this flyer.
Day 281: 8.30pm
[Admin Gee] The Admin Team sneakily nominated Clinton Pryor for a Naidoc Perth award! He won runner up Outstanding Achievement Award, collected here by his Uncle Herbert. Congratulations to all the finalists, especially Ben Wyatt and Uncle Noel Nannup.
We made it to Longwarry, we had a lift to Drouin for a feed and meet the family who had the flag at the bus stop. More good people. – Noonie