Mayor suing for defamation

Over 'thin-skinned' remark

Mayor suing for defamation

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has launched legal action against the ABC and city councillor Peter Young.

He's accusing them of wrongly implying he was a "thin-skinned autocrat" during a nationally broadcast Four Corners report about the 2016 Gold Coast election.

Cr Young appeared on the program on September 18 last year and is the only individual who has been named in the defamation claim.