RULED OUT: Health Minister Cameron Dick ruled out mandatory fluoridation according to ABC.
RULED OUT: Health Minister Cameron Dick ruled out mandatory fluoridation according to ABC. MICHAELA GLEN/MG159020a

Councils retain fluoridation decision under Labor

Health Minister Cameron Dick's decision to rule out mandatory fluoridation has left the decision in council's hands.

A spokesman for Mr Dick told the ABC Labor supported the measure as a "preventative oral health strategy".

"We will pursue collaborative strategies between the Department of Health, the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, and local councils to ensure the widest possible coverage of fluoridation for Queensland communities," he said.

The Campbell Newman-led government allowed councils to decide for themselves in December 2012 after previous Premier Anna Bligh announced mandatory fluroidation in 2007.

Bundaberg Regional Council was the first to elect not to fluoridate their water supply.

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