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A Ballina Shire councillor failed in a bid for council itself to seek outstanding legal costs from an anti-fluoride activist and ‘make him bankrupt’.

The region’s water authority Rous Water, supported by council, recently won a court case in which  environmentalist Al Oshlack challenged the proposed installation of dosing plants to add fluoride to Ballina and other local government areas in the region.

The NSW Court of Appeal awarded court costs of around $300,000 to Rous Water in June and Ballina Council is seeking reimbursement from Rous Water for its legal costs.

Cr Sue Meehan, who sits on the board of Rous Water, told councillors last Thursday that it appeared the professional costs of the case could ‘be met through the interest payment on the money that has been given to us from the NSW Health Department for the fluoride dosing plants’.

Cr Paul Worth had asked Cr Meehan to confirm council would not be out of pocket for any legal expenses from the case.

Cr Worth said ‘let’s get the money out of the guy and send him bankrupt.’

But councillors instead backed a move by Cr Meehan for council to write to Rous Water seeking reimbursement of the monies originally paid by council from the interest generated on the fluoridation project’s capital grant.

In April 2010, just before Rous councillors voted on fluoridation, Rous Water general manager Kyme Lavelle controversially tabled legal advice warning that councillors would be personally liable for fines until fluoridation was approved.

The vote as a result dramatically swung from against fluoridation, to supporting it.

In the case this year, the NSW Court of Appeal found that legal advice was wrong, but it didn’t invalidate the vote by Rous councillors.

Council general manager Mr Paul Hickey said last week that Rous Water was running the case and he expected legal advice on the costs issue soon.

Mr Hickey confirmed that council paid nothing for the appeal but had paid $176,200 for the first court case over the issue of fluoridation.


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  1. Our Australian Health Departments, ADA, AMA and all those involved in the dumping/disposal of hazardous waste pollutants and co-contaminants known as water fluoridation/pollution are an absolute disgrace and a danger to the health and safety of our population. (allegedly)

    Remember the foods, drinks etc. made in Australia are polluted with these hazardous waste and co-contaminants as every State in Australia is polluted with this hazardous waste known as ‘water fluoridation’.

    The hazardous waste pollution of our water supplies, food chain and environment – this concerns us all – we must all demand that water fluoridation/pollution with hazardous waste, end as a matter of urgency and for all time.

    The people who don’t follow like sheep, do not believe anyone in the DENTAL INDUSTRY/MEDICAL INDUSTRY and their interests that the dumping/disposing into the water supplies and hence also contaminating our food chain of dangerously corrosive hazardous waste pollutants fluorosilicic acid/silicofluorides and co-contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, etc., aka water fluoridation chemicals, is good for teeth, brains, organs and bodies – to believe this, you would need your ‘head read’.

    For the truth see REPORT Brief Overview of water fluoridation/pollution etc., hereunder; and remember, pro-fluoride fanatics will continue to say and do anything to keep the cities/states ‘fluoridated’ – and their Bovine Excreta of their untrue chant of it being safe and effective is willfully and recklessly negligent. Australia wide in dental crisis after widespread fluoridation in every State, first commencing Beaconsfield, Tasmania in 1953 = likewise USA in dental crisis after widespread ‘fluoridation’ first beginning in 1945 Grand Rapids Michigan.

    Water fluoridation/pollution with hazardous waste fluorosilicic acid/silicofluorides & co-contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, etc. (plus they add aluminium sulphate to this hazardous waste soup) is not safe and not effective and all those continuing with this dangerous fraud of WF had better stop. No one has the right to treat, medicate, drug, chronically poison/pollute anyone especially without informed consent (or refusal) or to pollute our food chain and environment).

    REPORT: Brief Overview of Water Fluoridation/Pollution – 11 September, 2013 Diane Drayton Buckland

    REPORT: 100% fluoridated Kentucky, USA – Rampant Dental Decay & chronic disease epidemic – DDB http://fluorideinformationaustralia.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/rampant-dental-decay-chronic-disease-epidemic-in-100-fluoridated-kentucky-usa-13-aug-2013-ddb.pdf

    REPORT: Can Dentists & Doctors be trusted when they say Water Fluoridation is Safe & Effective?

    Some Health Effects: http://fluorideinformationaustralia.wordpress.com/health-effects/

    REPORT: Download Full Report >

    Website: http://fluorideinformationaustralia.wordpress.com/fia-report-archives/

    Aboriginals have even worse effects from fluorides than caucasians including the kidneys:-
    NOTE: This article makes no reference to fluorides but does show Aboriginals are at high risk for renal disease!
    Kidney Int. 2006 Jul;70(1):104-10. Epub 2006 May 24.
    Reduced nephron number and glomerulomegaly in Australian Aborigines: a group at high risk for renal disease and hypertension. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16723986

    Silicofluorides (Water Fluoridation Chemicals)
    Aboriginal Prison Rates – Violence and Crime – Kidney Disease – Silicofluorides (Water Fluoridation Chemicals) http://fluorideinformationaustralia.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/aboriginal-prison-rates-violence-crime-silicofluorides-water-fluoridation-chemicals2.pdf

    An Australian Example of Fluoridation Dictatorship

    2007 The Australian Fluoridation News – Is there a case of Government Fraud?

    Australia wide in dental crisis after widespread fluoridation in every State, first commencing Beaconsfield, Tasmania in 1953 = likewise USA in dental crisis after widespread ‘fluoridation’ first beginning in 1945 Grand Rapids Michigan

    The only answer EVER was to provide access to affordable dental health care services for all the population, not the disposal of hazardous waste pollutants fluorosilicic acid/silicofluorides and co-contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium etc., (known as water fluoridation); into our drinking water supplies and hence also the contamination of our food chain and using the populations’ kidneys as hazardous waste disposal/filtration units.


  2. Seriously? You have got to be kidding? Soon you will be telling us that activist against poisoning the people, animals and the planet will be seen as criminals and thrown in jail and penalised to pay the system for standing up for whats right!

  3. The current political reality is Rous councillors are ‘obligated’ to represnt Rous and ROus consumer interests and not that of their constituent councils. Therefore to be consistent to their sworn responsibilities Cnr Meehan is free to support a Ballina resolution to get monies back from Rous but when said vote comes before Rous Meehan must vote NO as it is not in Rous’ interests.

    This highlights the nonsense of Rous cnrs representing Rous before their own constituency.

  4. Dear Echo,
    I put my first comment in yesterday, you still have not approved it. Could you please do so ?

    Here is my second comment, thank you:-

    The pro-fluoride fanatics (with political & media power) forcing these dangerously corrosive hazardous waste pollutants on us all is appalling & dangerous. Now there’s something really sinister when you think about it. All thinking people must ask, who in their right minds would force an entire population to consume this in everything we eat drink & bathe in, also ask why would Dentists & doctors fight to the death to enforce this pollutant on us all & our environment if as they say it is effective at reducing dental decay by between 30 & 60% thus reducing their income. What BS ! They say it is safe and effective and Australia wide & USA all in dental crisis after decades of the poison fluoridation commencing firstly in Australia 1953 & USA in 1945. They all squeal like stuck pigs when any place tries to end water fluoridation pollution or stop it from starting. It’s absolutely insane and a disgrace to Australia.

    One can assume that you can’t get a better cash cow than a chronically sick & diseased population & our pets & dental crisis (damaged teeth) from years, decades, lifetimes of consuming ( in everything we eat drink & bathe in) dangerously corrosive hazardous waste pollutants fluorosilicic acid/silicofluorides & co-contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, etc.. (also added in this hazardous waste soup is aluminium sulphate). What a disgrace this Fluoridation Fraud/Web of Deception is. We all must demand that the insanity of WF end immediately.

  5. With a majority vote “agains”t fluoridation Rous council wanted a proper EIS to investigate the risk of fluorides on human health and the environment.

    It was Ballina Mayor Phil Silver, who was part of team who voted to change Ballina’s no fluoride policy in 2008, the moment we had a new council Brendan White of the ADA appeared and approached the new council.

    The community were on just finishing breakfast and still getting their weekly Advocate to say it was on the agenda when they had already voted!!! Crs Meehan, Cadwalder, Silver, Moore Horden & Smith, without any public consultation had already voted!! How disrespectful to the community for it not to have been duly noted and passed over to the next meeting!

    It was Phil Silver who motioned the initial legal advice from Lindsay Taylor. This was totally misinterpreted by Manager Kym Lavell The advice came at a cost of $20,000 and then used to intimidate councillors especially Crs Yarnall and Cr Sullivan who changed their vote for fluoridation. Biscoe and now 3 supreme court judges have judged this advice it as erroneous .

    Yet after Mr Oshlack’s win Cr Ekins motioned “not” to appeal but both Ballina councillors Phil Silver & Keith Johnson were apart of the vote to waste rate payers money on more unnecessary legal costs and appeal the judgement when it is was clear in Biscoes judgement that the LIndsay Taylor advice was erroneous.They were not under any threat as Kym Lavell implied then and now. Rous appealed!!. Noting in the minutes that the incurred interest from the $2.3 Rous had received for infrastructure was to be used for funding the appeal – therefore it was not Rous’s money per say but DoH?

    In actual fact Mr Oshlack won the case on all appeal points of claim except lack of evidence for intimidation, yet David Yarnall felt so intimidated he made a press release at the time stating the fact and also. Under section 24 of the LGA, it was judged council can:

    “Provision of goods, services and facilities and carrying out of activities
    24 Provision of goods, services and facilities and carrying out of activities
    A council may provide goods, services and facilities, and carry out activities, appropriate to the current and future needs within its local community and of the wider public, subject to this Act, the regulations and any other law.”

    which is more than questionable when it comes to mass medication and deliberate contamination of the public water supply.

    Crs Ekins and Dey motioned that the Rous water should waver the costs as the money was the incurred interest.

    Council voted against the motion.

    Both Rous water and Ballina Council should waver the costs as they them selves put themselves into this position by appealing the Biscoe Judgement and continued to fight probably on the advice of their lawyers Blakes Dawson at the time, one of the most costly law company in Australia.

    Mr Oshlack is a public advocate who actually listens to the voice of the community unlike most councillors on this issue who are quite prepared to ignore even :”reasonable doubt “in the fluoridation programme which reached it hey day in the 50″s,60’s & 70’s to emerge as faulty science and failure to deliver with Sydney now having the worst teeth since fluoridation began – a dismissal failure – the best benefits of fluoride it is topical a toothpaste directly applied to the teeth t is scientifically yielding the superior results!

    How can the NSW DoH justify spending $9.9M on fluoridation when there is no guarantee to even reach the target group which is less that 5% of the community. Shame on all the councillors who can justify this reckless spending to achieve nothing – this money could really help the target group and others on long waiting lists for a sate of the art community dental clinic.

    Cr Worth is a new elected councillor who knows nothing about the case or fluoridation.

    Ilga Sleja

    In IAOMT’s ongoing examination of the toxicological data on fluoride, the Academy has made several preliminary determinations over the last 18 years, each concluding that fluoride added to the public water supply, or prescribed as controlled-dose supplements, delivers no discernible health benefit, and causes a higher incidence of adverse health effects.

    This current policy position by IAOMT confirms those earlier assessments and asserts that there is no discernible health benefit derived from ingested fluoride and that the preponderance of evidence shows that ingested fluoride in dosages now prevalent in public exposures aggravates existing illnesses, and causes a greater incidence of adverse health effects.
    Ingested fluoride is hereby recognized as unsafe, and ineffective for the purposes of reducing tooth decay.


    This video has Dr David Kennedy DDS speaking about how the EPA was ordered to
    lie about the safety of water fluoridation because it was/is bought and sold
    by industry: Water Fluoridation Regulations Are Based on Lies


    To quote Dr. Phillip R.N. Sutton, Formerly Academic Associate and Senior Research Fellow, Department Oral Medicine and Surgery, Dental School, University of Melbourne, Author of The Greatest Fraud: Fluoridation (1996):

    “We are all affected by this potentially dangerous fraud: The convincing of Governments and people generally that it is ethical, safe and beneficial to medicate, compulsorily, many millions of people throughout their lives with small but uncontrollable doses of a cumulative and very toxic substance because of the notion that it reduces the prevalence of dental decay. All this, although neither its safety nor any scientifically-proved reduction in the number of decayed teeth has been demonstrated.”


    From 1982 says it all:-

    1982 – Former NIH (National Inst. of Health) scientist opposed to fluoride
    Statement by James B. Patrick, Ph.D. at the Joint Congressional Committee on Health & Appropriations Against the Inclusion of Fluoridation in the Preventive Health & Health Services Block Grant, Held August 4, 1982.

    Dr. Patrick earned his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology & his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University majoring in chemistry. His experience as Antibiotics Research Scientist was with the National Institute of Health & Lederle Laboratories.

    Dr. Patrick is Senior Professor and Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, Mary Baldwin College, Stauton, Virginia, 1967 to date. He is author of 28 technical papers & holder of 7 U.S. patents.

    I strongly advise against the legislature of this Commonwealth having anything to do with fluoridation.

    It is a scientific disgrace that a well organized lobby of the American Dental Association ever managed to stampede American legislators into ignoring the highly technical but very cogent objection to fluoridation.

    Source: http://www.nofluoride.com/eight.cfm


    Fluoridegate  – The Film http://www.fluoridegate.org/ and   http://youtu.be/zpw5fGt4UvI  


    To Fluoridate or Not
    an ethical and health issue which affects everyone’s health
    A Submission to Councils, Health Departments and People
    Dr Robert Gammal BDS
    October 2013


    Australia wide in dental crisis after widespread fluoridation Australia wide for decades first commencing Beaconsfield Tasmania in 1953 and USA also in dental crisis after UP to 67 years of water fluoridation/pollution first commencing Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1945 (also in dental crisis). It’s a no-brainer – dangerously corrosive hazardous waste pollutants have no place being dumped in the peoples’ water supplies & hence also contaminating entire food chain; (all under the guise of a public health measure). All Governments (& Councils) must cease water fluoridation (pollution) immediately & irrevocably.

    The only answer EVER was to provide access to affordable dental health care services for all the population, not the disposal of hazardous waste pollutants fluorosilicic acid/silicofluorides and co-contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, etc., from phosphate fertiliser industries (known as water fluoridation, plus they add aluminium sulphate) into our drinking water supplies and hence also contaminating our food chain & using the populations’ kidneys as hazardous waste disposal/filtration units.

    REPORT: Brief Overview of Water Fluoridation/Pollution – 11 September, 2013 Diane Drayton Buckland

    Website: http://fluorideinformationaustralia.wordpress.com/fia-report-archives/


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