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Bundaberg: Council wins fluoride struggle

Source: Fraser Coast Chronicle | November 29th, 2012 | By Mike Knott
Location: Australia

AFTER years of ups and downs Bundaberg Regional Council is finally claiming a win in its battle against the forced fluoridation of its water.

In legislation before the State Parliament, the decision on whether to fluoridate or not was handed back to local governments.

Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett said he was “absolutely ecstatic” at the move.

“As an MP I’ve fought for this before the election and for the past eight months,” he said.

“I feel glad that we’re delivering for the Bundaberg and Burnett electorates.”

Mr Bennett said the State Government had taken on board the views of the community and the amendments to the Water Fluoridation Act 2008 would promote local level decision making.