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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5317 ..


Animals—dog attack (Question No 2003)

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

Has the investigation been completed in relation to the case of an attack on a dog in Tuggeranong on 18 June 2018; 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:

Yes, on the basis that the question relates to a dog attack incident on McBryde Crescent Wanniassa on that date.

(a) The case was officially closed on 15 September 2018.

(b) Yes.

(c) By telephone on 10 September 2018 and by letter sent on 2 October 2018.

(d) The attacking dog was humanely euthaniased on 13 September 2018 pursuant to section 53B of the Domestic Animals Act 2000.

(a) N/A

(b) N/A

Animals—dog attack (Question No 2004)

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

(1) Were the dog/s registered as at 15 March 2018 in relation to a dog attack on a man in Belconnen on 15 March 2016.

(2) On how many occasions prior to this attack did Domestic Animal Services (DAS) have dealings with that/those dogs.

(3) What were those dates.

(4) On each of those previous occasion were the dogs registered or not registered at that date.

(5) If the dogs were not registered what action did DAS take concerning the lack of registration.

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

(1) As previously advised in QON 1741, at the time of the attack on 15 March 2016 neither dog was registered. As at 15 March 2018, one dog was registered. The second dog was euthanised on 20 July 2016.


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