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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 13 Hansard (12 December) . . Page.. 3988..

MR HARGREAVES (continuing):

My department will fund the costs of implementing these amendments within the priorities established within the budget process for 2007-08. The cost of introducing compulsory microchipping for dogs at point of sale for declared dangerous dogs and progressively for all dogs over a three-year period will be met by the local pet industry and dog owners, not by the government.

The government is adopting a carefully staged approach to introducing these integrated changes and they usher in a new era of cost-effective domestic animals management and regulation in the territory. Releasing these proposals as an exposure draft bill signals the government's intention to introduce change progressively and sensitively, in close consultation with the community as a whole, taking account of key stakeholder, professional and industry opinion. These proposals bring the territory's domestic animals legislation up to date with Victoria and New South Wales and, taken together with the current Victorian and New South Wales legislation, set a new benchmark for best practice in domestic animals management in Australasia.


Mr Corbell presented the following papers:

Petition—Out of order

Petition which does not conform with the standing orders—Taxi industry—Mrs Dunne (278 residents).

Subordinate legislation (including explanatory statements unless otherwise stated)

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64—

Health Act—Health (Fees) Determination 2006 (No 4)—Disallowable Instrument DI2006-248 (LR, 23 November 2006).

Legal Profession Act—Legal Profession Amendment Regulation 2006 (No 1)—Subordinate Law SL2006-49 (LR, 30 November 2006).

Race and Sports Bookmaking Act—Race and Sports Bookmaking (Sports Bookmaking Venues) Determination 2006 (No 8)—Disallowable Instrument DI2006-246 (LR, 23 November 2006).

Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act—Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Regulation 2006 (No 1)—Subordinate Law SL2006-50 (LR, 30 November 2006).

Road Transport (General) Act—Road Transport (General) (Application of Road Transport Legislation) Declaration 2006 (No 10)—Disallowable Instrument DI2006-247 (LR, 23 November 2006).

Road Transport (Offences) Regulation—Road Transport (Offences) (Declaration of Holiday Period) Determination 2006 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2006-249 (LR, 30 November 2006).

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