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Below is a summary of court proceedings involving Dogs Victoria - 16 May 2016

Saturday, 4 March 2017

In March 2014 Dogs Victoria settled proceedings issued by Graham Jacobson and Loretta van Nunspeet relating to the removal of various dogs from the Main Register. In accordance with the settlement deed, Dogs Victoria conducted two surveys as to whether a Conditional Register should be created for dogs of unknown parentage. Dogs Victoria agreed to create the Conditional Register, and place the dogs in question on the Conditional Register, if the results of the survey were in favour of its creation.

The owners of the dogs then challenged the decision of Dogs Victoria to place them on the Conditional Register. This challenge was upheld by the Management Committee.

Although Dogs Victoria created and gazetted the Conditional Register in May 2015, the establishment of the Conditional Register was rejected by the ANKC Board in October 2015.

Today Magistrate Smith set aside the Jacobson and van Nunspeet settlement on the basis that it was impossible for Dogs Victoria to maintain the Conditional Register without the consent or approval of the ANKC. As a result of this decision, their original complaint regarding the parentage of the dogs, and Dogs Victoria's decisions in relation to the registration of those dogs, has been reinstated before the Court. As the dog owners have also issued proceedings against Dogs Victoria on similar issues, the court has ordered that these proceedings be heard together on 6 June 2016.

Dogs Victoria welcomes the opportunity to have these long running disputes conclusively determined by the Court.


Use of Portable Butane Cookers

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Many of us own or have used a portable butane cooker, probably for years without problem.

Please review the following links listed below, before deciding to use your butane cooker, at your next event. If you own a butane cooker that was manufactured prior to 2015, it may not conform with current Australian safety standards. If you own an older stove that does not appear in the table below, consider disposing of it, as it may not be safe to use.

http://www.elgas.com.au/blog/1461-accc-recalls-portable-butane-stove-cookers-lunchbox-cookers

https://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1069239

https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/water-energy-and-environment/electrical-gas-and-plumbing-safety-and-technical-regulation/electricity-and-gas-safety-for-consumers/gas-safety/portable-gas-cooker-safety

http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2016/2/21/safety-warning--get-rid-of-the-lunchbox-gas-cookers

In Victoria, Energy Safe Victoria is warning Victorians not to use butane canister or “lunchbox” cookers and they have been removed from sale across Victoria.


Restricted Breed Legislation

Saturday, 25 February 2017

The final report on the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Restricted Breed legislation has been published. Click on the following link to view this report in full. Dogs_Parliamentary Inquiry _report.pdf


Are you a Qantas Club Member?

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

If you have an individual membership, join the Dogs Victoria Corporate Qantas Club.

You do not have to re-join, just fill in the application form using Dogs Victoria corporate membership scheme number. You will roll over to the corporate rates upon your next renewal, regardless of how far away it is.

To obtain the Dogs Victoria corporate scheme number email media@dogsvictoria.org.au and include your DV membership number in your email.


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