Help shape the return walk - Sept 2021

Later in the year, we are planning to go to Canberra, pick up the boat from Senator Sue Lines office and walk the boat back to Melbourne. We'd like to invite you to be part of a conversation with us, to help shape this project so that it is most effective in the current political context informed by current needs of Asylum Seeker movement with others doing similar work.

  • What can the boat represent? On its journey to Canberra, it was gratitude. On this return journey seven years later, we acknowledge that little has changed for many people seeking asylum. Much has worsened. Is the message now, Sorry? Is it Lament? is it Gratitude and...?
  • What are the tangible outcomes for people who take part in this activity with us?
  • How can people develop the more compassionate side of their own community’s activities?
  • Are there other initiatives or movements that we can be encouraging people to develop and support? For example, the local ‘community sponsoring refugee program’ appears to be very successful in Canada.
  • What are the practical considerations that we need to consider? How do we think about the current political and cultural realities, even in the midst of the global Covid-19 Pandemic?
Share your thoughts, ideas and any suggestions you may have by writing in the comments section below this post or email Tri


"And I wish you all the best for your future lives in this country, yourselves and your children, that in Australia your best hopes and aspiration for the future will be realised." MALCOLM FRASER, PRIME MINISTER 1975-1983:

"If we listen closely enough to the stories of others, an alternative story will emerge which will allow for the transformation to take place." Brueggemann?

"…nobody can change stories unless an alternative story is made richly available with great artistry, love, and boldness." Brueggemann?