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Resume State Government control of water fluoridation

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Nikki Boswell
117 Ibis Blvd

Total Signatures - 17

Sponsoring Member: Ted Sorensen MP

Posting Date: 20/04/2016

Tabled Date: 20/04/2016

Responded By: Hon Cameron Dick MP on 17/05/2016

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

The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House the 800,000 Queensland residents, including 40% of the State's Indigenous population, which are without access to fluoridated water and consequently at increased risk of dental cavities. Since 2012 when control of water fluoridation was handed over to local councils, many regions have opted to cease water fluoridation in spite of it being the most effective and socially equitable way to prevent dental caries.
Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to resume the mandate and State Government control of water fluoridation in Queensland.