Babies in Mid West towns have been given unsafe tap water and no-one realised it until recently

Great, albeit concerning, story from Sebastian Neuweiler for the ABC:

In the mid 1990s the Health Department provided the Water Corporation with exemptions to nitrate guidelines for 11 towns, on the proviso bottled water be delivered to the communities and supplied to bottle fed infants under three months of age.
The water is supposed to be distributed through local nursing posts and health centres, but it has been revealed not all staff at those organisations are aware of the requirement.

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A local Labor politician has blamed the state Liberal National government for the debacle

The state government has already been under fire this month over the terrible water quality in many Mid West locations