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Lack of public dental care in Charters Towers and surrounding district

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Julia Wagner
22 Bellevue Street

Total Signatures - 1284

Sponsoring Member: Shane Knuth MP

Posting Date: 19/05/2010

Tabled Date: 19/05/2010

Responded By: Hon Paul Lucas MP on 2/07/2010

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House that a lack of public dental care in the Charters Towers and surrounding district forces residents in the region to attend dental clinics more than 130 kms away or wait several months for an appointment with a private dentist in town.


As well, there is no dental therapist to operate the school dental van in Charters Towers, disadvantaging 2000 students through lack of access to public dental care.


Your petitioners therefore request the State Government to take immediate action to provide a permanent dental team in the public health system to service Charters Towers and district so that residents are able to access the dental services that are readily available to city dwellers.