Veteran QLD. health professional , Bindal Elder Gracelyn Smallwood  and  Aboriginal businessman and human rights campaigner Dr. Stephen Hagan have filed complaints with the Australian Human Rights Commission alleging they were  recently racially discriminated against at a Townsville service station. 

Professor Smallwood told CAAMA Radio it was not unusual in Townsville.. and that  nothing surprised her  about  the alleged incident.

Following a phone call from Ms Smallwood, Dr Hagan drove to the same  service station to fill up his car as a “test.”  – but says  he  too was also discriminated against by the same attendant because he was Aboriginal.

Professor Smallwood  says  despite being stereotyped  for  decades because of her  stand against racism … the only way  attitudes are going to change is by suing the perpetrators..