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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 12 Hansard (20 October) . . Page.. 4060..


Year

Returned to Owner

Re-homed with new owner

Euthanased (inc seized dogs)

Identification by chip or tag.

2001/02

926

413

313

Approximately 25% of dogs that enter the DAS Shelter carry some form of identification at the time of impoundment.

2002/03

1212

476

313

2003/04

1137

460

250

2004/05

1103

445

191

2005 to date

310

117

46

It should be noted that all dogs that leave the shelter to either their original owner or a new home, and are residing within the ACT, are required to be registered before leaving the shelter.

(3) As above

(4) DAS promotes responsible dog ownership through:

    • Active enforcement;
    • Attending various functions promoting responsible dog ownership;
    • Having in place an ad-hoc education programme aimed primarily at school children;
    • Promotion of new off-lead/prohibited dog exercise maps; and
    • Creating effective partnerships with the RSPCA.

Motor vehicles—random inspections

(Question No 656)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 21 September 2005:

(1) How many vehicles were randomly inspected in the ACT during (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04, (d) 2004-05 and (e) 2005-06;

(2) How many vehicles referred to in part (1) failed inspection;

(3) What penalties were imposed upon vehicles owners whose vehicles failed inspection;

(4) How often have random inspection stations been set up at various locations throughout the ACT and what are their locations for each of the years in part (1).

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

(1) The annual target for random vehicle inspections is 50,000. The following numbers were conducted.


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