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

Advocacy — Current member consultations

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The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is recognised by stakeholders at a parliamentary and departmental level as a source of sound policy advice on matters affecting the dental industry. This places ADIA in a strong position to be an effective advocate on behalf of the industry when asked by government to review reforms of interest to the industry.

ADIA is currently working with the Australian Government to consider the following reforms and member comment is sought on the following:

ADIA Member Comment Sought —
Current Australian Government Consultations

Ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury – Regulatory impact statement
Accelerated assessment of medical devices priority review pathway – Implementation framework
Designation of conformity assessment bodies for medical devices – Implementation framework
Regulatory framework for advertising therapeutic goods – Consultation document

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To provide advice and guidance on the types of member-driven reforms that ADIA pursues on behalf of the dental industry, why not take the time to check out some of the issues where a response has been provided to the Australian Government:

Business policy reform —

Australian Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman Activity Scope
Australia - Germany tax treaty legislation
NISA Agenda Reforms - Increasing Access To Company Tax Losses
Technology neutrality in distributing company meeting notices
Competition & Consumer Act (Cth) 2010 Review - Concerted practice guidelines
Competition & Consumer Act (Cth) 2010 Review - Misuse of market power
Insolvency Law reform Act (Cth) 2016 - Insolvency practice rules
Competition & Consumer Act (Cth) 2010 Review - Concerted practice guidelines

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Product regulatory reform —

TGA clinical evidence guidelines for medical devices
Biosecurity prohibited and conditionally non-prohibited goods
National standard for the environmental risk management of industrial chemicals
Acceptable international standards organisations for standard setting
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Other consultations —
MRFF Research and innovation strategy and related priorities

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In working with ADIA member businesses to provide advice to the Australian Government on these matters, ADIA's approach is underpinned that within Australia and increasingly internationally the dental industry operates as a single, integrated market. ADIA therefore works on behalf of its members to enure that, as is possible, regulatory change is universal and that uniformly applied rules of market conduct should apply to all market participants regardless of the their location.

As the peak representative body for suppliers of quality dental products our policy is developed by, and on behalf of, members in pursuit of a vibrant dental industry where government supports business growth and workplace innovation whilst removing excessive and sometimes redundant regulation.

In providing a response to the Australian Government on these matters advice is framed in the context of the ADIA Advocacy Agenda that seeks to create an environment in which businesses in the dental industry can grow, create jobs and operate sustainably.

Member Engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results. The issues that ADIA staff progress progresses at a parliamentary and departmental level are identified by members serving on ADIA National Committees and who belong to special interest groups. Members receive online updates and at ADIA State Branch Briefings.

Further Information —

If you have an interest in ADIA's work at a parliamentary and departmental level to secure the policy reforms that support businesses in the dental industry, for updates subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dental.industry. Alternatively, you can contact the Association via email at policy@adia.org.au or by telephone on 1300 943 094.

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