6 January: QCAT Appeal Tribunal has handed down its decision.
Residents may be aware of proceedings in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT), brought by an owner of a dog seized by Scenic Rim Regional Council.
On 28 March 2019, QCAT handed down its decision in the proceeding which confirmed Scenic Rim Regional Council’s decisions to declare the dog a dangerous dog and give a destruction order for the dog.
QCAT’s findings in the proceeding are set out in its reasons for decision which can be found at: https://www.sclqld.org.au/caselaw/QCAT/2019/80.
The owner of the dog filed an application for leave to appeal or appeal the decision of 28 March 2019.
On 13 December 2019 the Appeal Tribunal handed down its decision refusing the owner’s application for leave to appeal and dismissing the owner’s application to appeal the decision of 28 March 2019.
The Appeal Tribunal’s reasons for decision can be found at: https://archive.sclqld.org.au/qjudgment/2019/QCATA19-167.pdf
The owner of the dog has the right to apply for leave to appeal the decision of the Appeal Tribunal.
Published: 6 January 2020