News

Online petition to get council to consult on fluoride

The Western Downs Regional Council considered the removal of fluoride from the region's drinking water in 2013.
The Western Downs Regional Council considered the removal of fluoride from the region's drinking water in 2013. Brett Wortman

A ROCKHAMPTON woman has started a petition requesting Rockhampton Regional Council consult the community before removing fluoride from the region's water supply.

Although Lissetta Grant is only aiming for 100 supporters, the petition she started on Change.org has already garnered the support of 38 people since she started it yesterday.

Do you think Rockhampton Regional Council should have consulted the community before making a decision about fluoride?

This poll ended on 23 May 2013.

Yes - 76%

No - 22%

Undecided - 0%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

The details of the petition state: "On 14 May, the RRC voted to remove fluoride from public water supply in the area without any consultative process with the public. The information put forward in support of the move was inaccuarate and no health professionals were invited to address the meeting. I believe the community should be entitled to have a say in their own health care".

It also has a link to Queensland Health information about fluoride.

See the petition here>.

Ms Grant has accused Councillor Neil Fisher of making a false argument against fluoridation.

Cr Fisher said he believed fluoride was responsible for the inability of hydrangea flowers to grow well.

In a post on The Morning Bulletin, Ms Grant said: "This is the level of ignorance we're allowing to represent our interests. Please consider signing the petition asking council to allow the public to vote on this and share with others".

Website Change.org allows people from across the world to begin petitions. It claims to have 35 million users.

Topics:  fluoride, petition, rockhampton regional council




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'I apologise every day that I am not the person he married'

My battle with postnatal depression...

'My husband lasted 6 weeks as a stay at home dad'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images. Katie Dykes being interviewed for the webisodes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

FROM the outside, being a stay at home mum looks like a breeze.

THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

One man, 19 charges in court after Mount Morgan raids

Mount Morgan man remanded in custody in Rockhampton Magistrates Court

What can go wrong when you love your dog too much

Callan Joseph Dellow should have left his ute at the pub

World Cup winning Rocky trio ready for the 2016 Rio Games

Jamie Dwyer, Mark Knowles and Matt Gohdes with the Hockey World Cup.

Knowles, Dwyer and Gohdes all in for Australia

Latest deals and offers

Burnett Heads housing development approved

COUNCIL APPROVED: A Burnett Heads housing development has been approved by Bundaberg Regional Council. Photo Contributed

Councillors approved the development seven votes to four

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward