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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5315 ..


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

Year Infringements recorded Section 44 Domestic Animals Act 2000 Warnings infringements recorded Section 44 Domestic Animals Act 2000 2018-2019 (to 31 Oct 2018) 12 48 2017-2018 37 42 2016-2017 14 0 2015-2016 20 2 2014-2015 29 11 2013-2014 34 16 Data sourced from Pinforce system and retired DAS database.

Animals—dog attack (Question No 2001)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for City Services, upon notice, on 26 October 2018:

(1) In relation to the case of an attack on a dog in a backyard in Rivett on 1 July 2018 at the time of the attack (a) were the attacking dogs registered on 1 July 2018, (b) on how many occasions prior to this attack did DAS have dealings /those dogs, (c) what were those dates, (d) on each of those previous occasion were the dogs registered or not registered and (e) if the dogs were not registered what action did Domestic Animal Services take concerning the lack of registration.

(2) Has the investigation of the attack on 1 July 2018 been completed; if yes, (a) when was it completed, (b) has the owner of the attacked dog been informed, (c) when and how were they informed and (d) what has happened to the attacking dogs; if no, (a) when will it be completed and (b) has the owner of the attacked dog been informed of the continuing process.

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

(1) Based on the location and date in the question, this is assumed to refer a dog attack on a police officer, which is a matter that is currently being jointly investigated by ACT Policing and Domestic Animal Services (DAS). As this is an active case, it is not appropriate to provide further information at this time.

(2) ACT Policing are currently preparing a brief for the Director of Public Prosecutions. The attacking dog has been seized and remains impounded at DAS. As this is an active case, it is not appropriate to provide further information at this time.

Domestic animal services—fees (Question No 2002)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for City Services, upon notice, on 26 October 2018:

(1) How much money has been collected in total from the public in fees, fines issued by Domestic Animal Services (DAS) in the past five completed financial years.


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