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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2492 ..


(2) Will the CSCA be able continue their operations of trapping, desexing and releasing homeless cats under the ACT Cat Plan 2021-31.

(3) How many cats does the ACT estimate it will contain with the ACT Cat Plan 2021-31.

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

(1) The Canberra Street Cat Alliance (CSCA) provided a response to the draft cat plan via YourSay. Domestic Animal Services maintains an informal relationship at an operational level with CSCA and will continue to work with them throughout the implementation of the ACT Cat Plan 2021-31.

There is strong public commitment in the plan to work with groups including the CSCA over the five years of implementation. Action 8 of the implementation plan states “Work with animal care and rescue organisations to manage semi-owned and unowned cats in public places, through trap, de-sex and adopt activities”

(2) Cats can be trapped and desexed but not released, releasing cats would be inconsistent with the Animal Welfare Act 1992 and inconsistent with the policy intention of the strategy.

(3) The intention is to contain all owned cats. The numbers are not known at this point in time until the licencing regime is established.


Environment—Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme(Question No 333)

Ms Castley asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 25 June 2021 (redirection to the Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction):

(1) What research informed the government’s policies on which appliances would qualify for assistance, rebates, and subsidies in households under the Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme (EEIS).

(2) What consultation did the government do with trades that offer energy saving services but are not offered on the EEIS.

(3) What consultation did the government do with households about energy saving services they would like to be covered by assistance, rebates or subsidies from the EEIS.

(4) How much funding has the EEIS received since 2016.

(5) Why does the scheme not cover other energy efficient solutions such as double-glazed glass.

(6) Does the government plan to include double-glazed glass in the EEIS.

(7) Can households receive rebates or subsidies on double-glazed windows through a different government scheme; if so, how; if not, why not.


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