Recording exposes Tate truth – This tape recording from September 2012 has Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate’s admission that his last-minute campaign policy backflip, suddenly pushing for a cruise terminal, was specifically for it to ‘NOT’ be on Wavebreak Island but at The Spit – casting serious doubt over the so-called ‘mandate’ that the state government has used to justify offering up the beaches and foreshores of the broadwater, over 100 hectares, to foreign developers.
Campbell Newman firmly claimed Tate ‘had the guts’ to take it to the electorate, however it’s becoming more and more apparent that it simply never happened – what did in fact happen was a minority of the Gold Coast residents were told about the mayors backflip on policy stance just hours before the polls opened. His last-minute announcement was in stark contrast to his campaign stance that he had held for the entire duration of the campaign, and the candidate had done a complete reversal, wanting to put a terminal in on the spit – and ‘not’ on Wavebreak at all. Overall three things have become crystal clear in this debacle, and that is 1) that the people of the Gold Coast were collectively deceived and never in fact voted en mass for a terminal 2) Even if you claim they did, they voted for a tiny terminal with a small building, owned, built and operated by rate payers with no commercial development, no hotels, casinos, residential cities or what Tate later called ‘the largest piece of tourism infrastructure in the southern hemisphere’ and finally 3) That even if you claim people voted for it, they voted for it to be on the spit and specifically NOT on Wavebreak.
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