Health Minister Cameron Dick

March 12, 2015

The State Government won’t force Queensland councils – including the South Burnett Regional Council – to reintroduce fluoridation into the water supply, despite it being Labor Party policy.

A spokesman for Health Minister Cameron Dick told the ABC today the government would not force fluoride back on councils despite believing in its benefits.

South Burnett Regional Council was forced to fluoridate town water supplies in 2008 after the then-ALP Government’s Water Fluoridation Act made the practice mandatory in Queensland.

However, the LNP Government put the decision back into in the hands of local councils in 2012.

In January 2013, councillors voted unanimously to stop adding fluoride to the South Burnett’s town water supplies – partly as a cost-saving measure, and partly because few people drink the reticulated water, anyway.

At the time, fluoride was being added to the Blackbutt, Nanango, Kingaroy, Wondai and Murgon water supplies.

The decision was expected to save between $170,000 and $200,000 a year.

Almost 20 Queensland councils eventually opted out of water fluoridation.

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2 Responses to "Fluoride To Stay Out"

  1. I have asked many forced-fluoridation fanatics to tell me how much accumulated fluoride in the body they think is safe. So far not a single one of them has been able to answer the question.

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