'Breather' berated

Updated April 24 2018 - 11:44am, first published June 9 2016 - 8:18am

I believe that your ACT budget banner headline "Rates breather ahead of poll" (June 8, p1) and your editorial ("Combining craft and craftiness", Times2, Jun 8, p1) are very generous and, in many respects, misleading. A "breather" would imply a rates increase of zero or no more than inflation, but as it is, the Treasurer has hit the community with an average increase of 4.per cent (actually 5.7per cent here in O'Malley).

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