Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 04 Hansard (Wednesday, 29 March 2017) . . Page.. 1200 ..
MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Minister, under standing order 46, could you please stick to where you were personally misrepresented.
MS BERRY: Yes. The comments that I made to the Leader of the Opposition were not the comments that he said that I made.
Mr Coe: What were they?
MS BERRY: I have explained what I said.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
MR DOSZPOT (Kurrajong) (11.13): I move:
That this Assembly:
(1) notes that:
(a) the number of people treated for dog attacks in emergency departments (EDs) in the ACT last year was 155, around one every three days;
(b) the second highest injury in dog attacks in ACT EDs was to the patient’s head;
(c) there were 360 officially reported serious dog attacks in Canberra last year;
(d) as a consequence of these serious attacks, 124 dogs were seized by officials in Canberra last year;
(e) on average there is a serious attack reported in Canberra every day;
(f) there is also anecdotal evidence that there are many serious dog attacks that are not officially reported;
(g) 10 percent of dogs declared dangerous are not controlled and cause even further harm;
(h) dogs that have been found to have committed vicious attacks on people or other animals are returned to the community;
(i) the number of dog attacks treated in ACT EDs has increased 50 percent in the past five years;
(j) in any other field, this rate of increase in crime or injury would be regarded as a crisis; and