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Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to, in consultation with the ACT Deaf community:
1. commission an inquiry into the disadvantage and discrimination faced by Deaf people due to lack of access to services and information in Auslan;
2. strengthen and enforce legislation and policy to increase provision of services and information in Auslan across the public and private sectors in the following settings:
- aged care
- education and training
- emergency services
- health care
- media (including Government announcements)
- social opportunities.
3. create a set of agreed objectives and targets relating to these settings against which progress on the quantity and quality of services and information in Auslan can be measured against;
4. publicly report progress against these objectives and targets.
Pursuant to standing order 99A, the petition, having more than 500 signatories, was referred to the Standing Committee on Education and Community Inclusion.
The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petitions would be recorded in Hansard and referred to the appropriate ministers for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petitions were received.
The following responses to petitions have been lodged:
Domestic Animal Services—dogs—petition 9-21
By Mr Steel, Minister for Transport and City Services, dated 30 November 2021, in response to a petition lodged by Ms Lawder on 16 September 2021 concerning the provision of services to the community by Domestic Animal Services.
The response read as follows:
Dear Mr Duncan
Thank you for your letter of 16 September 2021 regarding petition 9-21, lodged by Ms Nicole Lawder MLA. The petition calls on the Government to ensure DAS provide an efficient and transparent service to the community.
I appreciate that animal nuisance matters can be very disruptive and aggravating to those affected. Under the Domestic Animals Act 2000, for enforcement action