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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 4 Hansard (11 April) . . Page.. 1109..


Inspectors and rangers

(Question No 79)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to legislation administered in your portfolio.

(1) Which legislation administered in your portfolios requires the deployment of inspectors and rangers to police regulations and enforce compliance?

(2) How many inspectors/rangers are so employed.

(3) What powers are they authorised to exercise in the performance of their duties.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) Acts administered by the Department of Urban Services that requires the deployment of inspectors and rangers to police regulations include:

  1. Trespass on Territory Lands Act 1932
  2. Nature Conservation Act
  3. Collections Act 1959
  4. Hawkers Act 1936
  5. Roads and Public Places Act 1937
  6. Litter Act 1977
  7. Uncollected Goods Act 1996
  8. Cremation Act 1966�
  9. Public Baths and Public Bathing Act 1956�
  10. Nature Conservation Act 1980
  11. Animal Welfare Act 1993
  12. Animals Diseases Act 1993
  13. Clinical Waste Act 1990
  14. Domestic Animals Act 2000
  15. Environment Protection Act 1997
  16. Fisheries Act 2000
  17. Lakes Act 1976
  18. Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991
  19. Plant Diseases Act 1934
  20. Pounds Act 1928
  21. Stock Act 1991
  22. Tree protection (Interim Scheme) Act 2001
  23. Water Resources Act 1997
  24. Road Transport (General) Act 1999
  25. Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Act 1999
  26. Road Transport (Dimensions and Mass) Act 1990
  27. Road Transport (Safety and Traffic) Act

� The roles and responsibilities of inspectors under the Cremation Act are currently under review, resulting from findings of the National Competition Review

� Many of the powers, including offences under this Act are outdated and will be reviewed as part of the review of this Act. A safety management regime is entered into with contractors of public baths and pools.


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