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Question Without Notice No. 504 asked in the Legislative Council on 21 May 2020 by Hon Peter Collier

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 21 May 2020

ANIMAL WELFARE AND TRESPASS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2020

504. Hon PETER COLLIER to the Minister for Regional Development:

I ask this question on behalf of Hon Jim Chown, who is away on urgent parliamentary business. The question is to the Leader of the House representing the Attorney General.

Now that the consultation period has finished for the proposed Animal Welfare and Trespass Legislation Amendment Bill 2020, when will that bill be presented before Parliament?

Hon Sue Ellery: I am just checking: I could see that question come in but it is not in my file.

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

Sorry, it has been given to me, possibly because it is a joint bill.

The consultation period ended on 30 March 2020. This period was extended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Justice received a total of 185 submissions in response to the bill. The drafting of the legislation is well advanced and the bill will be introduced as soon as practicable.