Opposition Leader Bill Shorten meet with Clinton Pryor (in skins cloak) and Aboriginal elders outside Parliament House in Canberra.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten meet with Clinton Pryor (in skins cloak) and Aboriginal elders outside Parliament House in Canberra. LUKAS COCH

Aboriginal walks 6000km for justice

AFTER walking right across the country, indigenous man Clinton Pryor met up with Labor leader Bill Shorten yesterday outside Parliament House in Canberra.

The 27-year-old walked nearly 6000km from Western Australia for Aboriginal rights, arriving in Canberra on Sunday morning with a crowd of supporters from across Australia.

Mr Pryor had to contend with blisters, loneliness and injury to achieve his goal and on the way he met up with indigenous groups.

In Kalgoorlie he attended the funeral of teenager Elijah Doughty, who was fatally run over last year by a ute.

Mr Pryor and indigenous leaders gave Opposition frontbenchers a list of demands to achieve justice.

On Sunday, Mr Pryor told several hundred supporters he would meet with MPs yesterday and today to fight for a better world for all Aboriginal people.



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