A 26 year old Aboriginal man attempts to raise awareness against Indigenous discrimination by walking from Perth to Canberra.
Clinton Pryor’s campaign has attracted significant attention including a phone call from former PM Kevin Rudd.
“I first met this man when he was a member of the first Indigenous youth parliament in Canberra. He is 26 years old and he wants to do something concrete for his people,” Mr Rudd wrote.
“He is on his way to Canberra to see Malcolm Turnbull. Turnbull should see him. Closing the Gap will only happen with strong Federal government leadership. And we are no longer seeing that.”
During a phone interview, Mr Pryor expressed his concerns that Australia’s racial discrimination has worsen over the years.
“The problem is that the gap has gotten bigger, it’s not small, it’s huge compare to what it was before,” Mr Pryor said.
“The thing is, I want to close the gap. I want to bring the Australian people together as one, so the Government must come to our term first.”
It’s understood that the journey will take Clinton at least eight months to complete.
He is hoping that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will meet with him when he arrives in Canberra.
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