Saturday, 16 August 2008

VOTE: for our families, our dogs

The NSW Local Government Election is on. We are contacting all candidates and creating a scorecard. Click here for our service to you - the responsible pet owner.

  1. Given that about 40% of households own a dog, and given that the Local Government Act requires councils to equitably supply services, will you use your vote in council to make about 40% of parks, beaches and other recreation areas open to free use by dog owners and their dogs?
  2. Through council, will you urge the State government to allow pet owners in need of public transport to use buses, trains and ferries with their pet?
  3. Do you agree that responsible tenants should have more legal protection against discrimination by landlords on the grounds of pet ownership. Victoria has such legislation.
  4. What will you do to ensure that responsible pet owners are represented at council and are given equitable access to community resources?