The ACT Opposition has called for law reform after a Canberra man who saved a toddler from a dog attack was left with losses of nearly $30,000 due to medical expences inflicted by the dog, and lost wages.
Liberal MLA Bill Stefaniak said Warren Masters and another man jumped into a backyard and grappled with a dog that was savaging a two-year-old boy. The pair saved the child but Mr Masters was injured.
Mr Stefaniak said the man has no recourse to compensation because of a loophole in victims of crime laws.
ABC report here.