Draft Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Bill

Inquiry status: Inquiry concluded and Report and Government Response published 

The Committee’s February 2013 Dog Control and Welfare report made recommendations on the Government’s legislative and broader plans to tackle dangerous dogs.  This short inquiry scrutinised the Government’s draft Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Bill  aimed at extending offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 to private places and to attacks on assistance dogs, as well as clarifying the assessment of how dangerous a dog is.  The inquiry addressed missing items from the draft Bill which the Committee’s report considered need legislative action.