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DPAC seeks feedback on Dog Control Act Amendments

The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC) is requesting public submissions on the Draft Dog Control Act 2000 Amendments.

The Dog Control Act 2000 provides the legislative framework for the management of dogs in Tasmania. It primarily empowers the general managers of councils to enforce the provisions of the Act.

In October 2013 the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Local Government Division released an issues paper seeking comment on a number of proposed amendments to the  Dog Control Act 2000  (the Act).

The consultation supported a number of proposed amendments to the Act which have been included in the  Draft Dog Control Amendment Bill 2017

Comments are also sought on changes to the Act that would allow authorised officers to take DNA samples from attacking dogs. 

Comments on the draft Bill can be sent to Greg Brown, Deputy Director, Local Government Division, Department of Premier and Cabinet, by 7 April 2017. Your comments can be either emailed to: lgd@dpac.tas.gov.au or mailed to: Local Government Division, Department of Premier and Cabintet, GPO Box 123, HOBART TAS  7001.

Further information is available at http://www.dpac.tas.gov.au/divisions/local_government/legislation/dog_control 

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