Cr Young cor­rec­tion

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

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.

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