Campbell Newman participated in The Queensland Agenda OurSay in January, where you asked the questions in the lead up to the Queensland election. His responses to the three most popular submissions can be found on our blog at blog.oursay.org.
“Will you close the loophole in Qld law that allows “gay panic” to be used as a defence to murder? An expert legal committee has recommended changes that will close the loophole unless there are “exceptional circumstances”, will you match the government’s commitment to implement the recommendations?”
“Will you promise to immediately halt Fluoridation if you form government in Queensland? Anna Bligh was demonstrably wrong when she stated "There is no evidence that any disease or illness or condition is more prevalent in Townsville, or Sydney or Melbourne than it is in any city without fluoride." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1SB1_0_L3Q Townsville Health Service District residents, Fluoridated for over 40 years, are admitted at a higher rate than people from other parts of Queensland for potentially avoidable conditions including asthma, congestive heart failure, convulsions and epilepsy, congestive obstructive pulmonary disease, dental conditions (***), ear, nose and throat conditions, and pyelonephritis. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/townsville/Documents/executive/e_csp_bgp3_demogr.pdf A number of these diseases are associated with and/or exacerbated by Fluoride, see www.fluoridealert.org In a community forum in 2005, you, as the then Brisbane Lord Mayor Mr Campbell Newman, said you would not support water fluoridation because a third of residents rejected mass medication. You also said "It's up to medical and dental professional associations to make the case. In 1997 they had the opportunity to make their case and the results show they were not able to do that." You have also stated you want to save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars wasted on Labor schemes such as Fluoridation. ”