Fluoride Action Network

Charters Tower: MPs quizzed on fluoridation stance

Source: ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | August 14th, 2012

A Katter’s Australian Party MP has challenged LNP opponents of fluoridation to make their voices heard in the party.

A meeting will be held in Charters Towers this afternoon to discuss plans to add fluoride to the town’s water supply in December.

Katter’s Australian Party’s Shane Knuth says LNP members have spoken out against compulsory fluoridation in the past.

“We’re about going back and looking at the democratic process – the way this is done – and then looking at all the members of Parliament now that are in government who protested against forced fluoridation in the past, do they share that same position now?” he said.

Mr Knuth says residents are opposed to the fluoridation of their water supply.

He says the public should be allowed to choose if they want that to happen.

“We’re getting a lot of people that are complaining or are concerned,” he said.

“This is not about fluoridation, this is about forced fluoridation, so we’re about going back and looking at the democratic process they way this is done.”