I think there needs to be penalties for creating “vexatious …

Comment on Price family were sole complainants against Cocking & Satour  by James T Smerk.

I think there needs to be penalties for creating “vexatious and lacking in substance” complaints so to deter them in the future. For something that takes a lot of time and resources to go through it shouldn’t be so easy for someone to make claims without evidence. Just a thought as it’s our tax paying dollars being wasted.

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Price family were sole complainants against Cocking & Satour 
Gulwanyang – I don’t think most of her supporters are “white supremacists” and think it is offensive for anyone to say this.
Look at it from their points of view – Jacinta comes across as someone positive that understands the past is the past and we need to move forward as a country, knows the Government is trying to help, is willing to talk and listen about how things can get better while pushing for the betterment of her people and others.
I’m sick of people not willing to talk or elaborate on issues who throw the ‘race’ term out as a conversation stopper. Stopping the conversation is just going to result in no action/improvements in our society.
P.S. I don’t support Jacinta either but understand her goals.

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So no lessons have been learnt.
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