Different laws for Indigenous

“Different laws for Indigenous will make matters worse”. I heartily agree with the writer in Letters SMH 25 July. What next – different laws for, say, my ancestors who when they “arrived” would have outnumbered the locals and now when you see the names of those claiming aboriginality they must now outnumber them even more (look for the number of Mc, Mac, O’ etc)  and have a culture and heritage of many, many years..
When all the talk about the Referendum started it was about “recognition” and even then I didn’t know what it meant because we all know (unless we never went to school or read anything) that the original people were here from about 65,000 years ago – so what did “recognition” actually mean.
And the demands expand daily until now I hear claims for areas of land to be recognised and separate to the rest of Australia. If this continues if/when we have the referendum I will definitely vote “NO”….  I wait for the day when I hear an Indigenous person say “I am Australian”.    I am six or seven generations Australian and my g-g-children then are 9-10 generations and came from Irish stock.  However I do not call myself Irish Australian – I am Australian and that’s it.  And I look forward to the day Indigenous people do not claim tribal names but simply Australian.