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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 3 June 2021) . . Page.. 1797 ..


Can the Minister list, for each separate registration class, the number of customers of Access Canberra that ordered new number plates and received their plates after the date their registration took effect, during the (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21 financial years.

Ms Cheyne: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

I refer the Member to answer (2) for Question No 129. Due to the way this data is stored, sorting this data into vehicle registration classes would require an unreasonable diversion of resources.

Animals—dogs(Question No 231)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 14 May 2021:

(1) How many dogs in the ACT were registered as show dogs in 2020.

(2) What evidence is there, if any, to suggest that the sexually entire animal permits effect the overall number of unwanted dogs in the ACT.

(3) What is to stop dog owners from registering their dogs in Queanbeyan to avoid de-sexing them or paying for sexually entire animal permit which in 2020 cost $424.

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

(1) Domestic Animal Services (DAS) does not keep statistics on dogs that are registered as show dogs in the ACT. This information may be held by Australian National Kennel Council or its affiliate Dogs ACT.

(2) The sexually entire permit system was introduced as part of the original Domestic Animals Act in 2000 and as such DAS does not have comparative data on the effects of the permit system on the number of unwanted dogs in the ACT. The sexually entire permit system is a key component in supporting high animal welfare standards and best-practice domestic animal management in the ACT by encouraging responsible dog breeding and incentivising de-sexing.

(3) Dogs registered in Queanbeyan are registered in NSW and are not covered by ACT Legislation. Any dog that has resided in the ACT for 28 days or more must be registered in the ACT.

Symphony Park complex—complaints(Question No 235)

Ms Castley asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 14 May 2021 (redirected to the Minister for Business and Better Regulation):

(1) In relation to residents’ complaints dating several years about noise and structural issues at the Symphony Park complex in Harrison and the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) ruling on March 19 (ref UT 1/2020), has the body


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