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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 7 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 2139..


Dogs—attacks

(Question No 1620)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 5 June 2007:

(1) How many dog attacks upon a person have been reported in the ACT since June 2006;

(2) How many of the dog attacks outlined in part (1) resulted in the (a) prosecution of the owner and (b) destruction of the offending animal;

(3) How many rangers are currently employed in the Domestic Animal Service section of the Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS);

(4) How many rangers were employed in the Domestic Animal Service section of TAMS between June 2005 and June 2006.

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

(1) There have been 83 actual attacks by dogs on a person reported to DAS between 01/06/2006 to 30/05/2007

(2) There have been 70 prosecutions to date regarding attacks and the number of dogs destroyed has been 83. These figures cover attacks on both animals and individuals.

(3) 8 Rangers

(4) 6 Rangers

Kambah—schools

(Question No 1621)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 5 June 2007:

(1) Does the ACT Governments plan to keep Wanniassa High School open when the new P-10 school in Kambah is built in 2011, considering the Minister has stated two P-10 schools within two kilometres of each other are not viable;

(2) What design plans are the ACT Government considering for the new P-10 school in Kambah;

(3) What names are being considered for the new P-10 school in Kambah;

(4) Will the ACT Government consider developing a committee of concerned community members, including students and parents, to assist in the development of the new Kambah school;

(5) Will funding to Urambi Primary School be affected by the decision to close the school in 2010;


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