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The Welcome Petition

Blog posts from Jess' 700km walk from Melbourne to Canberra

January 16, 2017

Peter Dutton has finally responded to the petition! It requested a more humane approach to asylum seekers and refugees. Over 17,000 people hand signe...

October 18, 2016

"Then suddenly, overnight the Safe Haven became a Detention Centre... I went home that night in shock; I could hardly believe I was still in Wodonga....

September 28, 2016

Stripping off and relaxing in unfamiliar territory...

In Chiltern I stayed with a wonderful couple in their enchanted house. I arrived at their doorst...

August 18, 2016

Journey of a Thousand Smiles

... begins with a single step

Directed by Jason Cavanagh

Co-produced by 5pound Theatre

Jess had a vision to deliver a messag...

May 1, 2016

The few days I spent in Wangaratta were extremely busy. Apart from the usual emails, calls and social media updates I was meeting lots of people and...

February 28, 2016

The petition has been handed over to Mr Russell Broadbent, Federal Member for McMillan (Liberal) and Ms Anna Burke, Federal Member for Chisholm (Labo...

February 27, 2016

When I arrived into Glenrowan I was to walk another 5kms up the road to my accommodation that night. This worked well, as it would give me a 5km head...

February 17, 2016

I’m writing this blog while I sit on a camping chair and hunch over the laptop screen and keyboard. There are bugs crawling all over the screen and i...

February 15, 2016

This is an exciting post. I was so lucky to have this opportunity to visit Shepparton and meet all these wonderful people! A big thanks to Helen for...

February 10, 2016

I have always loved the line at the end of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, as the befuddled and abused Blanche accepts the hand of a do...

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