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Declaration of cat containment

    (1)     If the Minister is satisfied that cats in an area are a serious threat to native flora or fauna in the area, the Minister may declare the area to be an area where cats must be confined to their keeper's or carer's premises at all times or during stated times.

    (2)     A declaration under this section is a disallowable instrument.

Note     A disallowable instrument must be notified, and presented to the Legislative Assembly, under the Legislation Act


    (3)     Unless a declaration is disallowed by the Legislative Assembly, the declaration commences—

        (a)     on the day after the last day when it could have been disallowed; or

        (b)     if the declaration provides for a later date or time of commencement—on that date or at that time.

    (4)     The Minister must give additional public notice of the making of a declaration under this section.

Note     Public notice means notice on an ACT government website or in a daily newspaper circulating in the ACT (see Legislation Act

, dict, pt 1). The requirement in s (4) is in addition to the requirement for notification on the legislation register as a disallowable instrument.

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