How much of your council rates are spent on staff?

A COUNCIL'S most visible services may be its roads, parks and waste management - but most of our councils spend more on staff than those three categories combined.

They tell us that's because they are one of your region's biggest employers.

Head to our website at http://www.qt.com.au tomorrow and use our interactive tool to see how much of your council rates go to these big four spending areas.

The results may surprise you.

While you're at it, why not check out our special report online today on where you can get the cheapest groceries, based on a simple basket of goods we compared among Coles, Woolworths, IGA and Aldi.

Interactive tools such as this are one of the great things we can do in the digital space, to help you look at an issue from a fresh angle and give you an instant visual picture of how it affects you. On Day 3 of our new digital subscription model, we're highlighting some of these tools we can now bring you in the online world.

To take up this great offer, phone our subscriber services team on 1300 361 604



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