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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2536 ..


13 clinical placements (7 UC students; 6 CSU students); 2772 hrs, equivalent to 69 weeks of full time placement


10 clinical placements (6 UC students; 4 CSU students); 2111hrs, equivalent to 61 weeks of full time placement.

The Education Directorate has a memorandum of understanding with the University of Canberra for clinical placements in public schools for all allied health specialities, giving students the opportunity for practical experience in a school setting.

ACT Corrective Services—parole process

Mr Gentleman (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mrs Kikkert on Wednesday, 2 June 2021):

The detainee was not commissioned by the ACT Corrective Services and produced the document of their own accord. It is also noted that the Ombudsman observed:

We consider it positive ACTCS has a publically (sic) available, overarching framework document in place, which recognises the importance of a rehabilitative approach to corrective services, references the legislative framework and makes a commitment to best practice.

Health—COVID-19 vaccination rollout

Ms Stephen-Smith (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mr Milligan on Wednesday, 2 June 2021):

At an ACT Government clinic vaccination appointment, individuals are asked if they would like to participate in AusVaxSafety, an active vaccine safety surveillance program, led by the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance. ACT Health and some GPs participate in this program that monitors safety of vaccines across Australia. Participation in this survey is optional. As at 20 June 2021, the AusVaxSafety website states that 43,039 (35.6%) participants have responded to this voluntary survey in the ACT (this includes people vaccinated at ACT Government clinics and GPs).

If participants enrol, they will then receive a follow up survey via mail or text message at set timeframes after their vaccine. This survey asks the participant about their health after their vaccination focusing on the reporting of signs or symptoms of adverse reactions. The ACT Health Protection Service Immunisation Unit can review any reports of adverse events following immunisation for vaccines administered in the ACT and arrange follow up if required. This information informs national vaccine safety monitoring and complements the ACT’s reporting system.

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