The State Government has announced the Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package.
Puppy farming is the breeding of dogs in poor, inadequate conditions and can result in animals with long-term health and behavioural issues.
The new laws will help to ensure ethical standards for the breeding and sale of dogs, preventing neglect and reducing the number of dogs requiring rehoming.
More than 5000 submissions were received during consultation on the legislation with overwhelming support in the community.
Under the new laws a central registration system will be set up so that people can register their dogs online.
This will assist authorities to track dogs and rapidly identify puppy farming activities.
A central registration system will also replace the separate registration systems run by local governments, easing the regulatory burden and cutting red tape for councils and dog owners.
The new laws will include:
A public awareness campaign will be launched to inform the community on the new laws.
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