AN exchange of emails between Mount Isa's anti-fluoride activists and Member for Mount Isa Robbie Katter has led to confusion about the fluoride debate.
Mr Katter has been an active voice for those opposed to fluoride is now accused of withholding information.
Queenslanders For Safe Water, Air and Food Inc (QAWF) spokesperson Merilyn Haines said she had confirmation from Matthew Oyston, Mr Katter's senior policy advisor, that fluoride flyers were to be printed and distributed to every household in Mount Isa.
At Mr Oysten's request, Mrs Haines emailed him a file containing the QAWF fluoride information flyer for mass printing on August 10.
Mrs Haines now questions the promise made by Mr Oysten on behalf of Mr Katter.
"Matthew Oysten originally contacted me for the information and we spoke several times about the issue," Mrs Haines said.
"I have not heard anything form him since, and I feel betrayed - like I was led down the garden path.
"Our organisation would have taken the flyers into our own hands, but we were promised by Mr Oysten that Mr Katter would do it."
Mrs Haines has been working with Mount Isa resident and anti-fluoride activist Paul Hai who also questioned Mr Katter over his decision to stop the flyers.
Mr Hai said he was told by Mr Katter's chief of staff that Mr Katter's parliamentary budget does not extend to commercial printing and has already funded the printing costs of 400 brochures for the anti-fluoride campaign.
Mr Katter continues to write letters to Premier Campbell Newman and the Local Government Minister David Crisafulli, calling on them to halt the fluoridation process in Mount Isa until there is adequate public consultation and education.
"I have tried to rally Rob Katter and I have tried to rally Bob Katter who has a massive budget - but they don't seem to care," Mr Hai said.
"He really has not done anything to support us.
"We are not nutters - there are more than 4000 professionals in Australia that can back me up."
Mr Hai said he had been urged to gather his own support from the community and had been reminded that the legislation is a government law and until this government is convinced by a community to repeal that law, or indeed stall the process, the introduction of fluoride into Mount Isa's water will go ahead as planned before December 31.
"We have no political parties that care, so who do we go to?" he said.
"The council has no duty of care to this town and I'm totally disappointed.
"It's not my fight; it's a fight for the whole community."