Free Bandit from Scenic Rim Regional Council

Campaign creator Paul Cutbush
Fundraising for paul and judith cutbush
$4,325 raised
58%
GOAL $7,500
133 donations
 
since Sep 2018
 
 
 
 

Our cause is the safe return of our 16 year old Daughters pet cattle dog Bandit from the Scenic Rim Regional Council Pound after over 12 months in a 1.2 m cell.

No sunlight, no exercise, no visitations, no sanitation, no bedding, no heating or cooling.

Our 16 year old Daughters pure bred,papered,registered,non declared red cattle pup was seized by the Scenic Rim Regional Council QLD.

He was taken eventhough he was attacked on 11 September 2017 by an aggressive stumpy blue cattle dog through the joint fence.

I retrieved him as the neighbour was chasing him with a 9ft pole with a homemade shiv trying to injure him.

2 hours later 3 SRRC Rangers and 2 Police arrived brandishing "poles" and seized him.

They refused to even look at the fence where Bandit engaged and then went through into next door. It is a 9ft fence and in the last 7 years no dog has accessed each others property.

Since then my family has been living a nightmare.

The Council banned any visitations after about 20 days as I was not happy with his conditions. This is a breach of the QLD Animal Management Act 2008. (S129)

The Council then lied and said they were exercising him. This is also illegal as confined animals must be exercised. Bandit has had just 10 minutes exercise and sunlight in 373 days. This is a breach of the QLD Animal Protection Act.

We need your help to keep Bandit alive as on 6 November 2017 the Scenic Rim Regional Council decided to place a destruction order on him.

We have a stay in place but need to fight the matter in QCAT.

The claim he is aggressive and eventhough they were out of time as per the Act they hired an "expert" who after he had been in a 1.2m cell for 60 days poked him with a wooden spoon and stated he is dangerous and must be destroyed!.

We are fighting the matter in both the QLD District Court and QCAT.
The Council have a Barrister so we have had a Barrister also since February 2017.

The Council continue to delay the matter and didn't provide any evidence for 12 months.

Please donate a gold coin or whatever you can.

7
updates

09
Feb
On behalf of Bandit and Family thankyou everyone for a very successful Campaign since September 2018 to assist us raise legal funds and also funds to purchase a dog enclosure for Bandit.
We have the dog run but the Council still refuse to release Bandit.
We raised $4205!!
We were back in QCAT yesterday in the Brisbane CBD for a 90 minute Directions Hearing with the QCAT President Justice Daubney.
The Council came with two Barristers and two Lawyers. Its a joke for ratepayers!!
Unfortunately the matter has now been in QCAT since November 2017 and the Scenic Rim Regional Council have refused access since October 2017.
They continue to breach the Animal Management Act and Animal Protection Act.
The sad thing is that no one really cares....especially the RSPCA.I raised access with the QCAT President and they then questioned whether they have jurisdiction to direct the Council to allow us to exercise him. So its not a great situation.
We were referred to QCAT by the District Court.
The matter is being managed in QCAT now by three different Members and the President who is a Supreme Court Justice.
The Council claim he is healthy but supply no photos only 1 page form letters from a vet who says he has to look in from outside.
As a result we will be reactivating and refining our claim in the QLD District Court.
Yesterday the President accepted our Contempt Claim against the Council and others which is based on the fact the Council have continued to mislead QCAT and also release inaccurate information to complete strangers when the matter is on foot in QCAT.
So today we will close this MY CAUSE as we will be looking at some different strategies.
Thankyou so much for your comments, love,concern and action in the form of donations.
We will get him home but its not easy.
Please stay tuned on BANDITS BLOG and also CHANGE.ORG where we have over 19000 supporters.

Love from Bandit and Family
27
Dec
We visited Bandit and left him some gifts ( from outside)
The Council continue to block access and will not even provide a photo
We are back in QCAT in February.
Thanks for your ongoing support
We want him home.
16
Dec
Thanks so much everyone
We remain in QCAT
Thank God the heat has gone today. He will love the cool weather.
The Scenic Rim Regional Council continue to refuse access which is unlawful and a breach of S 129 of the Animal Management Act.
27
Nov
Thankyou so much for your donations it is helping our legal bills.
We remain in QCAT and thanks to your help have requested a "reopening" of a Hearing that took place on 8 October 2018 without us.
Our Barrister prepared submissions on the "reopening" and these were filed with QCAT on 13 November 2018.
Yes eventhough we advised that we had never been served with the Scenic Rim Regional Council evidence since November 2017 the Hearing progressed which obviously is a very serious procedural fairness issue.
Bandit is now going into his second summer of intense heat.
This week we have again submitted submissions supporting "immediate" access to BANDIT as the Council have refused access since 14 October 2017 which is unlawful as per the Animal Management Act. S 129.
The Council continue to purposefully delay the matters resolution by lodging unsupported claims of us being served with documents when in fact this week QCAT ruled that we had not been served.
We really appreciate your support and Mr Bandit is obviously very uncomfortable yet vocal about the unlawful conditions he continues to be subjected to by a QLD Government entity.
31
Oct
Thankyou everyone for your amazing support.
Our Barrister is currently finalising further submissions.
The Scenic Rim Regional Council continue to block visits and will not provide any pictures/video.
Some people have requested a postal address
If you don't want to use this page any donations or messages for Bandit can be sent to:

BANDIT CUTBUSH
PO BOX 6
EAGLE HEIGHTS
QLD, 4271

Bandits Family xxxx
31
Oct
Thankyou everyone for your amazing support.
Our Barrister is currently finalising further submissions.
The Scenic Rim Regional Council continue to block visits and provide any pictures/video.
Some people have requested a postal address
If you don't want to use this page any donations or messages for Bandit can be sent to:

BANDIT CUTBUSH
PO BOX 6
EAGLE HEIGHTS
QLD, 4271

Bandits Family xxxx
26
Oct
Thankyou everyone for your ongoing support.
We have engaged a new Lawyer and Barrister over the last 2 weeks thanks to everyones assistance.
Our Barrister is very experienced and she is now running the matter.
I met with her yesterday.
Please think of our Bandit today as it will be around 40 degrees in the filthy Scenic Rim pound today.

Regards

Paul
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$4,325 raised
58%
GOAL $7,500
133 donations
 
since Sep 2018
 
Fundraising for
paul and judith cutbush
We need your help to save Bandit from destruction by the Scenic Rim Regional Council. We need funds for further legal representation and to purchase the Scenic Rim Regional Council requested enclosure. Thankyou for everyones donations to date as we have been able to purchase a custom made run
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