The Welcome Petition

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

February 10, 2016

I would have died (literally) if I didn’t have these two forces of good, backing me up on my long journey to Canberra! Now that I’m just past the hal...

February 9, 2016

A petition is a request for action. I’m petitioning to The House of Representatives, which means that it needs to contain physical signatures. They w...

February 8, 2016

Quite a lot. The two meetings I had in Kilmore and Wallan helped me to understand what people go through to call Australia home.

Janette, a lovely lad...

February 4, 2016

From: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2016/feb/03/these-are-the-37-babies-being-sent-to-live-in-the-camp-that-john-built

For all thos...

January 30, 2016

Not too long ago, after the Welcome Petition team had contacted the local councils and communities to tell them about the walk, we received an email...

January 26, 2016

The worst welcome I’ve received on this journey was from an electric fence, and that’s because I had no business trying to climb over it. I was just...

January 21, 2016

I’ve been trying to write a blog for a few days now and I’m finding it very difficult. My head is swimming with all the things I’ve experienced so fa...

January 20, 2016

Saying goodbye to Catherine – Catherine walked the first day and a half with me and it was a godsend to have her company! Especially after the huge s...

January 18, 2016

The crowd gathers with supporters from BASP, ASRC, GADRC, BRASA and more! A huge thanks to you all!

Thank you to Peter from BeforeLaw for filming the...

January 4, 2016

It was the pre-Christmas rush at the Dandenong Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. The powers that be had made some developments which meant that some of...

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