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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 26 September 2019) . . Page.. 4006 ..


139New section 29 (9)

insert

(9) In this section:

accompanied by an assistance animal—a person is accompanied by an assistance animal if the person—

(a) is a person with disability and is accompanied by an assistance animal that is assisting the person to alleviate the effect of the disability; or

(b) is an assistance animal trainer and is accompanied by an animal that is being trained as an assistance animal; or

(c) is an assistance animal assessor and is accompanied by an animal that is being assessed as an assistance animal.

assistance animal assessor—see the Domestic Animals Act 2000, section 94.

assistance animal trainer—see the Domestic Animals Act 2000, section 94.

140Dictionary, definition of assistance animal

substitute

assistance animal—see the Discrimination Act 1991, section 5AA (3).


Schedule 2

Animal Welfare Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Amendments moved by Ms Lawder

1

Clause 4

Proposed new section 4A (1A)

Page 4, line 12—

insert

(1A) This Act also recognises that the objects mentioned in subsection (1) align with community expectations and, accordingly, do not limit practices such as responsible and humane—

(a) food production practices; and

(b) environmental management; and

(c) scientific research; and

(d) cultural and recreational activities.

3

Clause 18

Proposed new section 15 (2)

Page 17, line 11—

insert

(2) For subsection (1), injury, pain or stress to an animal is not considered to be unnecessary only because the animal is transported or contained in a way that is—

(a) consistent with any veterinary or industry requirement or practice; or


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