‘Yet he kept his promise of lower council rates, with a rise of just 1 per cent last year…’

Astonishing mathematics from journalist Frank Robson in an article about Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate. Mr Tate is both Mayor and a leading property developer and probably knows how to make something out of nothing. But lowering rates by increasing them might be beyond his powers.

Source: The Only Way is Up, The Good Weekend, Sydney Morning Herald, March 5, 2016.