Legislative Contradictions: Which Act Wins?


The Health (Fluoridation) Act 1973 specifies that, “A water supply authority may and when required by the Secretary shall add fluoride to any public water supply under its control in the manner determined by the Secretary pursuant to this Act for dental health purposes” (1) – the Secretary being the Head of the Department of Health (2).

The legislation also makes clear that “No person has any right of action” against water supply authorities “in respect of anything done in regard to the fluoridation of a public water supply” within the scope of the Act (3).

Put simply, this means one person has the power to selectively order water supply authorities throughout the state of Victoria to fluoridate public water supplies to, ostensibly, treat citizens of Victoria for the disease of dental caries (4); whilst those water supply authorities are not legally accountable for their actions to any citizen of Victoria.

It seems the Victorian model inspired the Parliament of Queensland to take things one step further in 2008. Queensland’s Water Fluoridation Act 2008 states, “This Act binds all persons, including the State. However, nothing in this Act makes the State liable to be prosecuted for an offence” (5).

All this effort by promoters/enforcers of fluoridation to protect themselves from all possible future legal actions from the very citizens they claim to serve, begs a logical question – If fluoridation is totally “safe and effective,” as they vehemently and repeatedly insist, what are they so afraid of?

However, lately, we’ve been asking ourselves another question: What happens when a State’s mandatory Fluoridation Act directly contradicts the core tenets of another, more recent Act of Parliament?

For now, let’s stick with Victoria as a test case.

The Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 makes two things abundantly clear: Firstly, that informed consent to treatment is an enshrined human right; and secondly, that no person or public authority has the power to override it:

A person must not be subjected… to medical or scientific experimentation or treatment without his or her full, free and informed consent” (6).

Nothing in this Charter gives a person, entity or public authority a right to limit (to a greater extent than is provided for in this Charter) or destroy the human rights of any person” (7).

As we have established in previous postings on the issue of informed consent, water fluoridation is most definitely advertised as a treatment for disease by its proponents (4), and that human scientific studies/experiments are ongoing as to potential negative outcomes of the non-consensual treatment (8) (9).

So, it seems we have a rather obvious contradiction in play here.

The Victorian Parliament, on the one hand, forces a treatment upon millions of individual Victorians by direct order of the Secretary (who is not obliged to obtain consent at any time) via the Fluoridation Act; yet, the same Parliament identifies – categorically – informed consent to treatment is a basic human right in the eyes of the law, stipulating that NO person, entity or public authority (including Parliament itself) can legally limit or destroy enshrined human rights.

If we were dealing with reasonable people running the fluoridation program, this legislative contradiction would be obvious and unacceptable. A reasonable person would acknowledge that many other developed nations do not fluoridate water and still maintain adequate dental health (10); that too many health questions remain unanswered to establish an adequate margin of safety to protect all Victorians (11); and that in light of these facts, draconian ‘police powers’ are unwarranted in overriding the human right of informed consent to treatment (12) when more logical alternatives exist (13).

But that’s rather the point, isn’t it? We are not dealing with reasonable people. Meanwhile, the fluoridation circus continues.

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Author: AFA Mildura

Administrator, Anti-Fluoridation Association of Mildura

5 thoughts on “Legislative Contradictions: Which Act Wins?

  1. Pingback: Fluoride Levels in Melbourne’s Water: Exposing the Red Herrings in Health Department Spin | Research Blog

  2. All those participating in this crime against us all of chronically poisoning us with hazardous waste will one day face the consequences. Also note comment further down by Dr. Jeannette Young, Queensland Health Chief Health officer said FLUORIDATION WAS ONE OF THE FEW AREAS IN MEDICINE……………. and you will see her continued propaganda about Townsville……and my rebuttal of her Fairy Story.

    Extract: 2 Policy
. 2.1 Water Fluoridation The Australian Dental Association recommends :
    2.1.5 That Governments must adopt water fluoridation as part of Health Policy and actively promote its introduction, where it is feasible, as a public health measure.
    Full document: ADA: “Governments MUST adopt water fluoridation as part of Health Policy and actively promote its introduction, where it is feasible, as a public health measure.”

    Click to access Policy%20Statement%202.2.1%20Fluoride%20Use.pdf

    WHY DO THE ADA (& AMA) HAVE THE POLITICAL POWER AND CONTROL TO CHRONICALLY POISON A NATION?? With decade$ of water fluoridation/pollution and we are in dental crisis, why do you think the ADA & their associate$/interest$ continue with this fraud?

    The Public’s right to know the extent of the Fluoridation Fraud/Web of Deception:-

    UNDER FOI – this is what they did to fluoridate/pollute Queensland


    The ADA asked for $200,000 and received $220,000 from Bligh’s Health Minister, Stephen Robertson to promote ‘fluoridation’ and their colleagues at the AMA sent a letter to Dr. Jeannette young, Chief Health Officer Queensland Health extract from FOI :-

    “The AMA believes the ‘strategic approach’ referred to in your letter must be for Government to mandate water fluoridation throughout the State. The approach to encourage individual councils to adopt fluoridation of their own volition has failed.”
    end extract

    Some view this allegedly, as tantamount to ‘conspiring’ to ‘mandate’ ‘water fluoridation’ and you must take no other action but to ban ‘water fluoridation/pollution’ urgently, irrevocably and for all time.

    These letters from ADA and AMA form part of this Report and can be accessed on the link hereunder – referred to page 88/89.
    Download Full Report > http://fluorideinformationaustralia.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/report-water-fluoridation-pollution-must-end-diane-drayton-buckland-independent-researcher-14th-january-2013.pdf


    Queensland Fluoridation Committee – Queensland Water Fluoridation Act 2008  – Act No. 12 of 2008  Page 43       Part 7     Queensland Fluoridation  Committee

With regard to the hazardous waste poisoning aka ‘water fluoridation’ of the population of Queensland, I and countless others, still can scarcely believe how the Fluoridation Propaganda Machine continues to get away with it for decades; and the shocking massive political power and clout of the ADA, AMA and their interests to continue to enforce their agenda of water fluoridation/pollution which is chronically poisoning the population and our environment, the Queensland Fluoridation Committee comprises:-

The Chief Health Officer and the Chief Dental Officer and 6 persons (the appointed members) appointed by the Minister  ie 1 nominated by Australian Medical Association, 1 nominated by Australian Dental Association, 1 by Local Government Association of Queensland with expertise in local government matters, 1 person with expertise in Water Engineering, 1 person with expertise in Chemistry or chemical Analysis and 1 person with knowledge and experience in an area relevant to the Committee’s functions …………………
    this seems, allegedly; what could be termed an ‘incestuous relationship’ by the ‘pushers of fluoridation’ and their forcing the chronic poisoning of our population, pets and environment and all evidence of harm from world experts for decades, continues to be covered up/ridiculed/willfully, deliberately and recklessly ignored and the fact that we (and USA) are in dental crisis after decades of this water fluoridation (pollution with hazardous waste and co-contaminants).

    The number of informed and aware people, groups and organisations vehemently opposed to forced (or unforced) hazardous waste poisoning of our drinking water supplies (aka ‘water fluoridation’ ) and hence the contamination of our food chain, these same ‘pro-fluoridationists’ and their powerful ties, continue to get away with this chronic poisoning of the population, animals and environment. The Government of Queensland and all Australian Governments have failed all duty of care and ethics and are recklessly and willfully negligent in failing to protect the health and safety of the population in favour of The Fluoridation Propaganda Machine / Web of Deception.


    It is absolutely obscene that The Fluoridation Dictatorship has been allowed to continue by successive State and Federal Governments and an urgent ban must be implemented immediately and irrevocably on all water fluoridation.

    Corporate `sponsorship` etc., of our Dental Schools in Universities is (allegedly) like leaving the wolves to mind the lambs. Allegedly, this is a most serious conflicts of interests and complete loss of integrity and ethics.

    ** The Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, The University of Adelaide. S.A. http://www.arcpoh.adelaide.edu.au/ ** Same School of Dentistry, The University of Adelaide, S.A. Colgate Australian Clinical Dental Research Centre (CACDRC) http://health.adelaide.edu.au/dentistry/colgate/


    After decades of water fluoridation /pollution Australia wide, (first commencing Beaconsfield, Tasmania in 1953 (Tasmanians also also have worst dental health in the nation and population are chronically diseased) Australia is in dental crisis, as is the USA after up to 67 years of water fluoridation/pollution first commencing Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1945 (also in dental crisis).

    **********This Propaganda from Dr. Young IS TOTALLY UNTRUE:- Dr Jeannette Young, Queensland Health, Chief Health Officer said fluoridation was one of the few areas in medicine that was “absolutely black and white” and pointed to Townsville as a prime example. http://www.news-mail.com.au/news/fluoride-debate-continues/1720369/ “Townsville has had fluoride in its water supply since 1964 and the only difference between Townsville and the rest of the state was that they had far better teeth,” she said. “Numerous studies have shown kids in Townsville have between 40-60% less tooth decay.”

    Water fluoridation (pollution with hazardous waste is a fraud, not safe and not effective);  
    NOW FOR THE TRUTH ABOUT TOWNSVILLE :- go here > http://fluorideinformationaustralia.wordpress.com/ama-ada-dentists/ada-usa-au-ama/

    See documents under Townsville – read everything but take particular note in the Response to claims Townsville fluoridated (and that’s with the S5 poison Sodium fluoride – the rest of Australia has the S6/7 Corrosive 8 hexafluorosilicic acid – http://www.enviro.ie/correspondence/Hexafluorosilicic%20Acid%20as%20an%20ingredident%20in%20Fluoridation%20of%20Drinking%20Water_WAUGH_2012.pdf ) since 1965 residents have been guinea pigs for fluoridation – note the Media Release from Minister for Tourism, Regional Development and Industry Dec. 4, 2007 –
    TOWNSVILLE SCHOOL KIDS TO TRIAL A TREATMENT TO STOP TOOTH ROT !!!!!! (they’ve had water fluoridation/pollution since 1965 !!!) and this is in addition to having multiple dental vans visiting the schools and a very lucrative DENTAL INDUSTRY – get the picture??

    Townsville Dental Company buys stadium name rights Feb. 19, 2013 http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2013/02/19/375754_news.html

    and then see here >  http://fluorideinformationaustralia.wordpress.com/ama-ada-dentists/fluoridation-more-dentists/

    Remember Brisbane and ongoing through Queensland ‘fluoridated/polluted’ from December, 2008, Townsville ‘F’d in 1965 with Sodium Fluoride).
    Also from Document by Glen Walker The Fluoridation Hoax Box – How Dangerous Can they Get? November – Dec. 2004 – Brief Extract: When the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Task Force researched fluoridation during 1997 the ADA presented their claims which were supported with a study by Spencer, Davies, Stewart and Slade (Adelaide University) .
    “Caries experiences among children in fluoridated Townsville and unfluoridated Brisbane” Published in Australian and New Zealand journal of Public Health 1966. Vol. 20 No. 6.
    Reading their 7 page official dossier presented to The Lord Mayor’s Task Force on Fluoridation, one finds on page 1:
    “Riordon reported on 11-12 year olds with different fluoride exposures in West Australia. “
    “He found higher caries prevalence in the permanent dentition in children in unfluoridated Bunbury than in children in fluoridated Perth”.
    So, on page one we find this study comparing populations of significant differences, a matter of failure to comply with rules of statistics which state such studies must be performed only with very similar populations.
    It is not scientifically acceptable to compare populations of such differences as Perth 1,244,320, Bunbury 28,000, and also at the same time be aware and consider the socio-economic factor that was also significantly different.
    Their main dental data related to Brisbane and Townsville, but here again we find a scientific and statistical error in comparing two cities of such different population and socio-economic differences.
    The population Factor
    Brisbane 1,000,000 – Townsville 90,000
    However, the authors after attempting a favourable fluoridation outcome with the Lord Mayor’s Task Force, expected the Committee to vote accordingly to fluoridate Brisbane’s drinking water supplies. The quality of their presentation collapsed on the final page of their “Research”.
    “A difference of 0.25 (one quarter) surface in the permanent dentition probably constitutes a minor effect at the level of an individual patient in the age range studied here”.
    On this kind of official dental study showing a difference of one quarter of a tooth surface per child, we now find the fluoride pushers want another similar study in Brisbane (Courier Mail 21st July, 2004).


    Dentists have Controlled CDC’s Water Fluoridation Stance for over 35 Years…
    Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show that since the 1970’s, the dental health professionals in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have completely controlled the agency’s stance supporting water fluoridation.  No CDC toxicologists, minority health professionals, experts in diabetes, or others outside the Oral Health Division had any input into the agency’s position.
    The documents have drawn attention once again to the CDC’s and EPA’s fluoride safety statements, which appear at odds with current scientific knowledge.
    According to the Fluoride Action Network: “Law firms are now reviewing old and new documents believed to highlight a pattern of attempts to curtail discussions on fluoride toxicity and downplay the importance of professionals personally reviewing scientific reports about fluorides.”



  3. Too many ‘maniacs’ in positions of power threatening our health and safety……our very lives:-

    Hawke’s Bay NZ Health Board Boss stomps on signs – NZ
    Dr. Kevin Snee was caught acting like an insane animal, vandalizing fluoride-free signs in New Zealand

    Corrupt to the Filthy Core rings true – These people in highly (unfortunately) respected positions of great power and control in mainstream medicine (and their BFF Dental associates are very worrying to say the least – this woman here Dr. Sue Ieraci attacks like a rabid bull anyone who dare have an opinion that they don’t like being chronically poisoned with hazardous waste, also a strong connection with the maniac at Skeptics – who did the most horrendous attacks on Meryl Dorey here, but none are ever punished and it was Meryl who had to pay the legal fees. It is an outrage and a putrification of our society – I shall leave you all to see these notes – it is all on internet, that is where I found it:- Warning on the information below about what the Skeptics sent to Meryl Dorey – and I still ask, why aren’t the Skeptics perpetrators behind bars?
    Dr Sue Ieraci is a specialist emergency physician with 30 years’ experience in the public hospital system. Her particular interests include policy development and health system design, and she has held roles in medical regulation and management.

    Medical Professionals with Dip Bov Excr (see info on Sue Ieraci in next few pages -photo)

    They say:- We welcome debate and dissent, but personal attacks (on authors, other users or any individual), abuse and defamatory language will not be tolerated. Nor will we tolerate attempts to deliberately disrupt discussions. We aim to maintain The Conversation as an inviting space to focus on intelligent discussions.
    Please be courteous.
    Read our community standards



    These pro-fluoride fanatics in mainstream health, put our health rights freedom in danger our rights to choose, our rights to fully informed consent (or refusal) whether to be treated, medicated, drugged and or chronically poisoned).
    ***********Sue Ieraci a very active member of the organisation Stop the AVN https://www.facebook.com/stopavn?filter=3 https://www.facebook.com/stopavn/posts/10150588420873588 http://nocompulsoryvaccination.com/2012/01/31/the-push-is-on-in-australia-for-compulsory-vaccination/
    http://www.bolenreport.com/skeptics/Skeptics2/Meryl%20Dorey%20death%20threats.htm ( http://www.skeptics.com.au/?s=peter+bowditch )

    Anyone who wants to have health freedom and decide for themselves on health issues and what they do or do not wish to consume etc., and other matters are attacked by this pack of mad dogs – our so called health professionals !!! http://www.ratbags.com/rsoles/categories.htm
    http://www.ratbags.com/rsoles/comment/timoranter.htm and http://www.danbuzzard.net/journal/stephanie-messenger-makes-me-sick.html Skeptics http://www.scienceinmedicine.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=119&Itemid=159 http://www.skeptics.com.au/about/us/
    Sue Leraci writes: We are living in a postmodernist world: everyone’s opinion is valid and every discussion must include balance. https://www.mja.com.au/insight/2013/21/sue-ieraci-burden-scientific-proof BUT SHE DISPLAYS NONE OF THIS IN HER POSTINGS !

    and https://www.facebook.com/stopavn/posts/10150540295218588

    Click to access Sue_Ieraci_CV.pdf



    So called “health professionals‘ forcing water fluoridation the disposal/dumping of dangerously corrosive hazardous waste pollutants fluorosilicic acid/silicofluorides and co-contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, thallium, beryllium etc.. into our water supplies and hence also contaminating our food chain and environment. These insane pro-fluoride fanatics/bullies must be stopped. 

    All we can say is, May God Save the ‘patients’ of Australia & NZ with these pro-fluoride extremists/fanatics/bullies in the ‘sickness industry/mainstream health’. $$$$$$


    That lunatic here https://www.facebook.com/FluorideActionNetwork/posts/598672873529157

  4. Civil Rights Violation Regarding Forced Medication and Water Fluoridation as Mass Medication (Treatment)

    Civil Rights Violation Regarding Forced Medication


    WHEREAS, the proponents of fluoridation promised a safe and effective dental health additive, but the San Antonio Water System’s (SAWS) contract for fluoridation chemicals proves a “bait and switch”; as SAWS is adding the toxic waste by-product of the phosphate fertilizer industry, that has no warranty for its safety and effectiveness for any purpose from the supplier (PENCCO, Inc.) or the source (Mosaic Chemical); and 

    THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that LULAC commends efforts by organizations that oppose forced mass medication of the public drinking supplies using fluorides that are industrial grade, toxic waste by-products which contain contaminants (arsenic, lead, mercury) which further endanger life; and 

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that LULAC supports efforts by all citizens working to stop forced medication through the public water system because it violates civil rights; and 

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that LULAC opposes the public policy of fluoridation because it fails to meet legislative intent; and 

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that LULAC demands to know why government agencies entrusted with protecting the public health are more protective of the policy of fluoridation than they are of public health.

    Approved this 1st day of July 2011.

    Margaret Moran
LULAC National President



    Douglas Cross CSci. CBiol. FSB

    7th April, 2013


    Fluoridated water therefore is a medicine, it is supplied with the intent to medicate entire communities, and it does constitute mass medication, even if few – or even no – members of those communities are actually in need of the intervention, or are capable of benefiting from it.

    Since fluoridated water is a medicinal water, it is not ‘water intended for human consumption’, and the water quality criteria applied to drinking water do not apply to fluoridated water, leaving the public legally unprotected against non-compliance with any other parametric water quality standard.

    And since its supply, in the absence of a relevant licence, to individuals who do not consent to what is effectively State-imposed coercion or recruitment, it is in violation of the fundamental right of individuals to control their physical autonomy, this form of mass medication incompatible with the fundamental principles of human rights legislation and in gross breach of medical ethics.

    © Douglas Cross, Ulverston, Cumbria, UK

    Document: > http://www.xproexperts.co.uk/expertarticles/3422-1365362130_Water%20Fluoridation%20as%20Mass%20Medication.pdf

  5. Reblogged this on Australian Safe Water Letter Archive (ASWLA) and commented:
    Brilliant ! Thank you AFAM ! Poison is Poison. Hiding behind man-made laws won’t mean escape from wrongful actions.. may all these criminals, reap heavily, what they are/have, sown.

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