Wild Dog Issues Committee

Committee Details

Legislative Council Standing Orders
49th Parliament 02/12/1997 - 15/01/2002
Report Date: 27/11/2001

Committee Function

To inquire into and report upon wild dog issues in the State of South Australia, specifically:
[a] The method of raising funds for the maintenance of the dog fence with a view to making collection more equitable, i.e. -

  1. whether any change in collection method is justified and, if so, what changes would be necessary to make collection more equitable; and,
  2. to recommend any consequential changes to the Dog Fence Act.

[b] Issues associated with control of wild dogs inside the dog fence, ie -

  1. to what extent wild dogs are causing problems inside the dog fence, particularly in parks such as the Ngarkat Conservation Park;
  2. how those problems can or should be fairly addressed;
  3. how the presence of wild dogs inside the dog fence affects the equity of dog fence payment collection; and
  4. to recommend any consequential changes to the Dog Fence Act.

[c] Describing and/or quantifying other significant benefits and costs associated with maintaining the dog fence, including but not limited to the effect of the dog fence upon other native species.
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.