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..