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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 7 Hansard (23 June) . . Page.. 2305..


Littering—brochures

(Question No 381)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 3 May 2005:

In relation to the placement of advertising leaflets onto the windscreens of ACT Legislative Assembly carpark vehicles on Thursday 21 April 2005 promoting the Government World Technology 2005 event, will the ACT Government be seeking to prosecute the promoters of this event for illegally placing these brochures on windscreens in contravention of subsection 13 (3) of the Litter Act 2004; if not, why not.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

The Department of Urban Services was not aware that this incident had occurred. Accordingly, the Department is not in possession of any evidence to prosecute this matter. Notwithstanding this, contact has been made with the Sydney based company responsible for organising the leaflet drop. The Department advised the company that placement of leaflets on vehicles is illegal and that further instances may result in the issuing of a litter infringement notice to the company.

Dogs—attacks

(Question No 382)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 3 May 2005:

(1) How many people have been reported to have been attacked by dogs in the ACT during (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04 and (d) 2004-05 to date;

(2) In how many of the reports for each of the years above were injuries recorded;

(3) How many dog owners were (a) prosecuted, (b) fined or (c) warned for such incidents for each of the years above;

(4) How many dogs have been removed from their owners or put down as the result of dog attacks on people, in each of the years listed above;

(5) How many dog owners have been (a) prosecuted, (b) fined or (c) warned for having dogs off-leash in non off-leash areas in each of the years listed above.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

The Domestic Animals Services (DAS) Database is limited in its search capacity. The following response has been generated from existing information on the database.

(1) & (2)

ATTACKS

2001-2

2002-3

2003-4

2004-CURRENT

Attacks - person/person and animal

101

88

67

67

INJURIES

Injuries - person

94

76

59

59


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