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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 10 Hansard (23 September) . . Page.. 4546..


You also asked if the animal shelter was closed last week after the recent outbreak and if the animal shelter was now open. DAS was not closed last week and is open for normal operational hours.

MR STANHOPE (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Hunter):

Every effort is being made by DAS to control the recent parvovirus outbreak and the animal shelter, car parks and walking areas also have de-contamination procedures in place during any quarantine period.

On 13 September 2010 Quarantine procedures were immediately implemented at DAS. Disinfection of all holding areas has been undertaken and access to the dog yard has been restricted.

DAS is currently vaccinating all dogs with C3 and has done so since 13 September 2010 to prevent the spread of parvovirus. Only vaccinated dogs that have passed the incubation period for parvovirus are being released to rescue services, following normal temperament testing to assess their suitability to for re-homing.

DAS continues to review its procedures relating to prevention and de-contamination processes at regular intervals to ensure it has the best possible measures in place.

MR STANHOPE (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Bresnan):

Every effort is being made by DAS to control the recent parvovirus outbreak and the shelter, car parks and walking areas have de-contamination procedures in place during any quarantine period.

Children—kinship carer support program—Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Ms BURCH (in reply to a question by Mrs Dunne):

In response to Mrs Dunne's question, the selection of the evaluation panel is a process completed by my Department, independent of myself.

I am informed that the evaluation panel consisted of members from my Department including the Executive Director, Office for Children, Youth and Family Support, the Senior Manager, Strategy and Purchasing and the Senior Program Officer, Out of Home Care, Youth and Family Support. In addition an officer from Procurement Solutions oversighted the process to ensure the probity of the tender assessment and to ensure that appropriate processes and procedures were followed.

These panel members have a wide range of experience and knowledge in the area of Care and Protection and specifically the Out of Home Care Sector in both Australia and internationally. The panel members are also experienced in the purchasing of services in line with Procurement requirements in the ACT.

Procurement Solutions releases the final report of the outcome on the procurement process.


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