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 — Creating jobs in a flexible workplace


The dental industry is composed of businesses large and small, recognising that employers and employees share substantial common interests. ADIA member businesses believe in a safety net of standards of behaviour and norms that underpin rights and responsibilities in the workplace but which also don’t detract from individual or enterprise flexibility in workplace agreements.

Strategic priority —

Develop a workplace relations framework that framework is fair and delivers economically responsible standards and behaviours.

Actions required by government —

Secure coordination of legislative measures taken at federal and State levels.
Ensure freedom of choice for employers and employees in their workplace arrangements.
Promote and encourage the use of enterprise agreements, individual agreements and other options including internal regulation agreements.
Reduce excessive influence of awards and tribunals.
Promote enterprise development, productivity and efficiency.
Encourage participative management approaches.
Encourage performance-based remuneration.

Advocacy partner —

ADIA’s partner in delivering outcomes across this policy area is the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AusChamber).

Industry benefits —

The direct outcome for ADIA member businesses are increased profitability, workforce productivity as a result of being able to reach amicable employment arrangements to mutual benefit, without undue third-party intervention.

This priority reflects ADIA's commitment to ensure a strong. dynamic and globally competitive Australian economy by advancing the cause of economic reform. The reforms set out above are part of a considered and balanced reform agenda that will achieve a number of outcomes including lowering and simplifying taxes, streamlining the federation, reducing the size of government, eliminating red-tape, improving efficiency and enhancing our national productivity.

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-BAC Business Affairs Committee and the ADIA-DRC Dental Regulation Committee.

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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