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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 9 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 3588 ..


(8) Refer to answers to parts 4 and 6.

(9) There are no consequential vacancies at other mental health services as a result of these transfers as the services have transferred to UCH along with the staff.

(10) No psychiatrists were recruited. One nurse was recruited from outside the existing mental health service.

(11) There are 20 overnight beds in the AMHRU at UCH.

(12) As of 6 August 2018, there were 14 people admitted, which is 70% occupancy.

Domestic animal services—dogs (Question No 1576)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 3 August 2018:

(1) Was the owner of the dog that attacked a police officer on a private property in Rivett on 1 July 2018, identified.

(2) Was the attacking dog seized or held by Domestic Animal Services (DAS).

(3) Had the attacking dog come to the attention of, or been reported to DAS previously; if so what action had previously been taken by DAS against the (a) owners and (b) dog.

(4) What has now happened or is happening to the attacking dog.

(5) Was the attacking dog; (a) registered, (b) desexed and/or (c) microchipped.

(6) What action has DAS taken or is intending to take against the owner of the attacking dog.

(7) When and what advice has been provided to the owners of the dog.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Yes.

(2) Yes, the dog was seized.

(3) Yes. (a) and (b) This incident is currently being investigated by TCCS and ACT Policing and it is not appropriate that I address this question at this time.

(4) The dog remains in the care of DAS while an investigation is conducted.

(5) (a) No (b) Yes (c) Yes.

(6) This incident is currently being investigated and further action will be taken pending the outcomes of the investigation.


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