ADIA is the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. Our vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and wellbeing of all Australians...................... — ADIA Strategic Plan

2016 Budget — TGA Review implementation spending

The 2016 Australian Government Budget will provide $20.4 million over four years from 2016‑17, including $9.5 million in capital funding, to improve the regulation of therapeutic goods in Australia in response to the Expert Panel Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation. The funding will improve access to therapeutic goods for consumers and introduce more flexible and timely regulatory processes for the dental industry, and the therapeutic goods industry more generally.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2018-19
...Department of Health - Expenditure
$7.2Mil $5.3Mil -$3.7Mil -$3.7Mil
...Department of Health - Revenue -$0.1Mil $1.7Mil $3.7Mil $3.7Mil
...Department of Health - Capital $6.2Mil $3.0Mil $0.3Mil
...Total — Expense $13.5Mil $6.6Mil -$0.3Mil

The ongoing cost of this measure from 2017‑18 will be met by the Therapeutic Goods Administration's cost recovery arrangements that will, amongst other things, result in higher fees for placing products on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).

This update was issued on 3 May 2016 and please note that changes in circumstances after the publication of material or information may impact upon its accuracy (including passage of the supporting legislation through the parliament) and also compliance obligations. It is recommended that expert advice be sought before taking action based upon the information presented here.

Member Engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results. With respect to the Association's work to ensure that the initiatives within the 2016 Australian Government budget support the dental industry, the team in the ADIA national office receive advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-BAC Business Affairs Committee.

Further Information —

To keep up to date with how ADIA is working to ensure that the Australian Government budget supports the dental industry, subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at Alternatively, you can contact the Association via email at or by telephone on 1300 943 094.


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