ADIA CEO Update: Federal Ministry Announcements
The Albanese Government Ministers have been announced and sworn in. Below is a list of key Ministers in the new Federal Cabinet. There are many familiar names, albeit some with new portfolios. We look forward to continued collaboration with individual MPs and building a great working relationship with the new Cabinet.
Albanese Cabinet Ministry (abrev.)
Of note outside Cabinet is the Member for Lilley, Anika Wells, named Minister for Aged Care and Sport, along with Senator Malarndirri McCarthy, named Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health.
Along with the new Prime Minister, we have reached out to key Ministers in the Departments of Health, Treasury, and Trade in order to carry on with the advocacy work done under the previous Government as seamlessly as possible. We will continue this collaborative approach on behalf of our members.
To see the Albanese Ministry list in full, click here.
ADIA Advocacy Update
Dental Hygienists Association of Australia Limited
ADIA met with DHAA to advocate the change in scope of practice and the relevance to aged care and the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. The progression of the proposed merger of ADOHTA and DHAA was also discussed.
Australian Dental Association National
ADIA and ADA discussed the FDI Conference to be held in Sydney in September 2023, ADX Brisbane, the next steps for the Australian Dental Research Foundation, and the possible outcomes/benefits from the change of government.
Australian Dental Association Queensland
ADIA and ADAQ met to discuss the ADX Brisbane CPD program. Expert speakers, program structure, and pricing were all on the agenda.
Australian Dental Association Western Australia
ADIA met with the ADA Western Australia branch to discuss attendance at ADX Brisbane, the possibility of an ADIA stand at Singapore's International Dental Exhibition in October, and a survey of ADAWA members on future events in the oral health sector
ADIA would like to congratulate Dr David Hallett on his time with ADAWA and his selfless service to the sector leading into his retirement next month.
Australian Network for the Integration of Oral Health (NIOH)
ADIA outlined future goals for the Australian Dental Research Foundation, as well as ADIA's upcoming strategic planning day. NIOH's initiative to incorporate research through a website to reduce areas of duplication in the oral health sector was also discussed.
If you are interested in the ongoing work of the Reg and Tech committee Technical Forum being held next week, Thursday 9 June, where the outcome of today's TGA meeting will be discussed.