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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 7 Hansard (23 June) . . Page.. 2306..


NB Injuries include all reports of any injury sustained. This includes both minor injuries (eg scratches) and major injuries (eg large open wounds).

(3) (a) Limitations of the DAS database do not allow for defined searches for this question.

(b) There is currently no fine in the regulations specifically for dog attacks. Fines would be given for other offences under the Domestic Animals Act 2000, eg unregistered dog or a dog in a public place without a carer. The establishment of infringements for minor attack offences is to be considered in the upcoming review of the Act.

(c) All known owners of dogs that have been involved in dog attacks are, as a minimum warned by DAS. Since November 2003 seized dogs that have been released back to their owners are usually returned under formal conditions imposed under section 70 (3) of the Domestic Animals Act 2000.

(4)

2001-2002

2002-2003

2003-2004

2004-2005

Number of dogs seized as a result of reported attacks on people and animals.

142

124

204

145

Number of seized dogs destroyed

Not known

Not known

85

59

(5)

Off-leash

offences

2001-2002

2002-2003

2003-2004

2004-2005

(a) Prosecuted

24 over all 4 years

(b) Fined

81

66

98

86

(c) Warned

Warnings are recorded in a ranger's field notebook and recorded on an individual dog's record. The collation of this date is not readily available.

Vandalism—wheelie bins

(Question No 383)

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

(1) How many ACT Government wheelie bins have been destroyed or damaged by vandalism or other means in the ACT during (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04 and (d) 2004-05 to date;

(2) What was the cost of wheelie bin replacement for each of the years listed above as a result of such actions.

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

(1) Contractual arrangements prior to 28 April 2003 did not require such records.


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