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Inquiry Details

Companion Animals Act 1998 and Regulatory Controls Relating to Dingoes

Established under the Regulation Review Act 1987, this Joint Committee examines all regulations in accordance with various grounds including whether they trespass on private rights and liberties; adversely impact on businesses; are not in accordance with the spirit of the Regulation or within its objectives or there are better alternatives. It reports to the House on those grounds and whether there has been compliance with procedures relating to the making of regulations under the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989. The Committee has the power to recommend to Parliament that regulations be disallowed.


Regulation Review Act 1987, Subordinate Legislation Act 1989

This inquiry examines and makes recommendations relating to regulatory controls affecting the keeping and conservation of the Australian dingo. These issues came before the Committee as a result of the concerns of the Australian Dingo Conservation Association that dingoes were inappropriately classified as companion animals under the Companion Animals Act 1998 and were in urgent need of conservation.