Cr Young correction
THE Gold Coast Bulletin yesterday reported Gold Coast City councillor Peter Young was defending a defamation claim from Mayor Tom Tate that he allegedly said the Mayor was a “thin-skinned autocrat”.
This was incorrect. Cr Tate has asserted it was the ABC which implied he was a “thinskinned autocrat”, according to documents filed by the Mayor.
Cr Young did not say the Mayor was a “thin-skinned autocrat”.
In documents tendered to the Federal Court, Cr Tate claims comments by Cr Young suggested he “rides roughshod over council approval processes”, keeps information regarding construction projects “secret” from other councillors and, is a “corrupt politician” who supports Gold Coast construction projects “undertaken by developers who have made political donations to him”. Cr Young is defending the action.