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 — Policy statements

As the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of products and services to dental professionals, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is a strong advocate for reforms that will allow member businesses to grow, create jobs and operate sustainably.

To strengthen ADIA's advocacy activities by providing clear and consistent messaging to parliamentary and departmental stakeholders, the ADIA membership via the national committees ADIA has developed a series of policy statements as listed below:

ADIA Business Policy Statements —

Policy Statement B1: Australian Government Finances (Business Taxation)
Policy Statement B2: Australian Government Finances (Personal Taxation)
Policy Statement B3: Australian Government Finances (R&D Tax Concessions)
Policy Statement B4: International Trade (Free Trade Agreements)
Policy Statement B5: Business Sustainability (Workplace Health & Safety)
Policy Statement B6: Business Sustainability (Workplace Relations)

ADIA Product Regulation Policy Statements —

Policy Statement R1: Medical Device Reg. (Regulatory Approach)
Policy Statement R2: Medical Device Reg. (International Harmonisation)
Policy Statement R3: Medical Device Reg. (Product Standards)
Policy Statement R4: Medical Device Reg. (TGA As A Notified Body)
Policy Statement R5: Medical Device Reg. (Enforcement & Infringement Notices)
Policy Statement R6: Medical Device Reg. (Custom-made Medical Devices)
Policy Statement R7: Product Reg. (Dental Amalgam Capture & Recycling)
Policy Statement R8: Product Reg. (Teeth Whitening Products)

ADIA Professional Practice Policy Statements —

Policy Statement P1: Dental Professionals (Registration)
Policy Statement P2: Dental Professionals (Continuing Professional Development)

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.

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 policy@adia.org.au or by telephone on 1300 943 094.


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