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To ban dogs from outdoor dining areas with the exception of assistance dogs

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Andrew Middleton
PO Box 453

Total Signatures - 49

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 21/03/2017

Closing Date: 12/06/2017

Tabled Date: 13/06/2017

Responded By: Hon Cameron Dick MP on 4/07/2017

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that there are dog attack victims with PTSD and/or Cynophobia who are affected in everyday living and suffer anxiety attacks, stress, heart palpitations, chest pains and fear or anger.


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a disability and Queensland dog attack victims are being victimised.


The Disabilities Discrimination Act protects you against discrimination in many areas of public life, including:


• getting or using services - such as services provided by restaurants and shops
• accessing public places - such as parks, restaurants, hotels or shopping centres.


The Act also protects if you are hassled, because of your disability, in getting or using services.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to change back the law to prevent dogs being allowed in outdoor dining areas (with the exception of assistance dogs), allowing reasonable everyday living choices and standards regarding health, safety and freedom of movement, freeing dog attack victims from further traumatisation, humiliation and embarrassment, respecting patrons' etiquette and hygiene standards, and protecting innocent patrons namely pregnant women, the elderly, infants and the immune-compromised who are most at risk of food poisoning and other diseases.