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 — Parliamentary Engagement

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As can be expected of the peak business organisation representing dental product manufacturers and suppliers, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is frequently engaged with members of the Australian Parliament.

ADIA's work at a parliament level is designed to maintain amongst politicians ADIA’s status as a recognised source of sound advice and guidance. This achieved, ADIA is able to be an effective advocate for the reform objectives set out in ADIA’s policy statements. To learn more about ADIA's parliamentary engagement visit the following sections of the website:

ADIA's Parliamentary Engagement & Advocacy Strategy —

The high levels of access to senior parliamentarians that ADIA enjoys and the ability to achieve lasting reform is the product of a considered strategy that leverages the members' experience on commercial, regulatory and technical issues and combines it with the ADIA staff's political contacts and advocacy expertise. [Read More]

ADIA's Parliamentary Stakeholders —

Each week ADIA is in contact with senior Ministers, Shadow Ministers, parliamentary leaders and parliamentary committee members in order to pursue the reforms that will support businesses in the dental industry. [Read More]

ADIA's Parliamentary Roundtable —

Each year ADIA convenes a meeting in Parliament House which brings together the dental industry's senior leadership with Ministers, Senior Ministers and other parliamentary stakeholders. [Read More]

The dental industry comprises businesses that range in size from small family entities through to local operations of large, multinational therapeutic product suppliers. They share common aspirations for the growth of their business, the creation of jobs and the financial sustainability of the dental industry. Naturally, they are bound by a universal commitment to the supply of quality dental products and services. To excel, these businesses will benefit from a reduction in red tape and lifting restrictions which limit flexibility and innovation which is why ADIA engages with parliamentarians.

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. 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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