Anyway, the person who has contacted me through the list (and others who have dogs, I get in because I will have one soon - hopefully) is challenging them through the Australian Human Rights Commission as a violation of the rights of those with disabilities - ie we are allowed our crutches but not our dog. They have made a formal complaint which has been accepted. They are also to hopefully take part in a current working group run by CASA, and as part of this process they need some sort of idea of how many people they would be representing in this struggle.
So please, if you are someone who has an Owner Trained Assistance Dog in Australia, or knows someone who does, please get the word out. Let me know, and I can pass you onto the person in question. Thanks.
On another topic I may have good news about a puppy coming up, I will know soon, cross fingers! The wait may very soon be over. It has been about 14 months since I decided I wanted to follow this route, and it's been about 8 months of looking for the right breeder and litter. Who knows, I may get to the litter and there won't the right pup even now. :( We will see.