South Australian resident Adam Richards, and his 13 year old son Ned, are fed up with the grossly inhumane treatment by the Australia Government of refugees in offshore detention centres.
They are marching from Adelaide to Canberra in support of people seeking asylum in Australia. They left Adelaide on December 28th on foot, and will arrive in Canberra on February 4th for the opening of the 2017 Federal Parliament on February the 7th.
Pictured: Adam and his son Ned
We are walking to Canberra to reclaim our sense of pride in being an Australian.
If need be we will walk alone – but if our politicians want to abuse men, women, and God help them – even children – in these offshore prison camps then it is done neither in our name nor with our consent.
Supporters are encouraged to then camp outside Parliament House with Adam and Ned and the others joining him from interstate until February 7th, when they will attempt to deliver the petition to the Turnbull Government and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton as well as his parliamentary colleagues in the House of Representatives.
I will be covering the arrival of the march on the 4th, and the handing over of the petition on the 7th, as well as interviewing those camping out in support, hope to see you there!
Disclosure: Chris is a member of the ACT Greens, since July 2016.