Dear City South News Editor,

How incredibly irresponsible for leader of the Coalition Jeff Seeney to complicate this year’s referendum on recycled water by suggesting the introduction of a vote on fluoridation as highlighted in last week’s letter to the editor.

Access to plentiful, quality drinking water is a basic human right that is on the brink of not being met in Queensland. It is absurd for the state opposition to enter a debate on flouride treated water when our state government cannot even show leadership on the pressing urgency to introduce recycled water into industrial and residential systems.

History shows that even the most simple issues that go to referendum are made unnecessarily complex. Why the Coalition would want to sabotage what should be a clear vote for recyled water is self-serving powerplay and attention-seeking behaviour by a state opposition that is clutching at straws to sound relevant.


Elissa Jenkins

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