'Disillusioning': Ratepayers lose rights in fluoride removal

IN reply to Ron Smith's Letter to the Editor: Argument flawed on August 29.

Mr Smith's letter just confirms all the statements from my previous letter. As I identified, I was there at the meeting, and I witnessed the contraction in the democratic rights of the ratepayer, due to the new direction in process undertaken by this council.

Mr Smith's inability to research the internet is neither my concern or issue.

If Mr Smith, and those with more capable computer skills are looking for the authentic health effects of fluoride, then use the Queensland Government's Department of Health website and the Australian Government's National Health and Research Council website.

Neither official government website supports your claims Mr Smith. It makes me question why Councillors Goodluck, Churchill, Masters and O'Grady didn't use either official government website to find the correct information.

After all, where does the council get their legislative, governance, and safety information from?

The decision to end fluoridation in Gladstone's water supply is undoubtedly the most disappointing one since I have been attending meetings.

It was a disillusioning display by the above councillors, which questions the level of responsibility that they have to all constituents.



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