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

Stakeholder Engagement — Government organisations

To support the Australian Government make sound decisions that affect manufactures and suppliers of dental products, Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) engages with a number of Australian Government departments and agencies.

The approach used by ADIA as is represents the interests of members businesses and broader dental industry is set out in the ADIA External Stakeholder Engagement Strategy. This strategy is all about building trust with key stakeholders and, where there are shared interests, coalitions of stakeholders that work collectively to successfully address the challenges we face. In addition to parliamentary stakeholders, the key Australian Government departments and agencies that ADIA deals with are set out below:

Key Australian Government Departments —

Department of Education & Training
Department of Employment
Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Department of Health
Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Key Business & Industry Advancement Agencies —

Austrade - Australian Trade & Investment Commission
Australian Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Key Business Regulation Government Agencies —

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Australian Taxation Office
Fair Work Commission
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner
Safe Work Australia

Key Product Regulation Agencies—

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
National Industrial Chemicals Notification & Assessment Scheme

Key Industry Skills Development Agencies —

Australian Skills Quality Authority

Key Statistics & Data Collection Agencies —

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Key Research & Innovation Agencies —

Australian Research Council
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
National Health & Medical Research Council
Productivity Commission

Key Health Sector Agencies —

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
National Health Funding Body
National Health Performance Authority
National Organ and Tissue Authority
Therapeutic Goods Administration

It is not uncommon for ADIA to work with other business, parliamentary, dental community and health sector stakeholders to advance the interests of dental product manufacturers and suppliers. For a listing of these stakeholders, select a link from the list below:

Key Joint Standing Committees —

Australian parliamentary stakeholders
Business sector stakeholders
Dental community stakeholders
Health sector stakeholders

ADIA's engagement with these Australian Government stakeholders recognises that the dental industry's participation in government decision making is a vital component in achieving balanced reform outcomes. It allow the Australian Government to benefit from the experience, advice and guidance offered by businesses that manufacture and supply dental products.

The 2016-20 ADIA Strategic Plan sets a clear vision for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians. The ADIA External Stakeholder Engagement Strategy is part of our strategy to achieve this vision.

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 the ADIA National Committees. Updates are provided online at to members attending 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 advocacy@adia.org.au or by telephone on 1300 943 094.


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