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Late last week, Opposition Leader, Anthony Albanese gave the Australian Labor Party’s official Budget 2022-2023 reply speech. A cornerstone of the response was improvements to aged care.
Mr Albanese highlighted five key areas the Opposition would fund should they win the election next month.
1. A commitment to have a registered nurse on-site at each RACF (Residential Aged Care Facility) 24/7
2. Mandated minimum of 215 minutes of face-to-face care per resident per day
3. A wage rise for aged care workers
4. Mandatory nutrition standards in all RACF
5. Integrity and accountability - increased powers to the Aged Care Commissioner
This focus from Labor, along with Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt’s promise of continued funding of the Dental Services for Adults scheme last week means ADIA, along with other relevant associations can continue the work we are doing in the aged care sector, regardless of the outcome of next month’s election.
Improving the oral health of Australians in aged care
Following the recent results from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, and budget promises from both major parties, the ADIA, along with several other associations and stakeholder groups look forward to continued advancement in the mission to improve the oral health of older Australians.
Currently, there is $107.8 million allocated to the Dental Services for Adults scheme each year. The Australian Oral Health Collaboration (AOHC) made up of ADIA, the University of Sydney, NSW Council of Social Service, ADA NSW and Rural and Remote Health, is working with stakeholders on both sides of politics to ensure some of this funding is earmarked for programs within aged care.
The allocated funding will ensure regular, ongoing healthcare in RACF. The scope of this care will include work placement of tertiary qualified dental hygienists via a pilot program being created with the University of Sydney, with a focus on prevention and non-emergency care.
Regular contact with a dental professional and prevention education will be integral to providing Australians in RACF with care in a way that minimises cost and pain, and ensures they are treated with dignity.
The ADIA as part of the AOHC looks forward to continued dialogue and further federal commitment to this plan during and beyond the election campaign.
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Australia’s premier dental event is heading to Queensland!
The ADIA’s flagship event, ADX will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 October.
With more than 10,000 square metres of exhibition space, ADX Brisbane will feature the very best in technology, innovation and services the Australian dental industry has to offer.
The event is free for visitors and packed with opportunities, including business-focused Learning Lab sessions and a complimentary childcare service.
Alongside ADX Brisbane, ADA Queensland will convene an expert CPD program. Stay tuned for speaker and session announcements in the coming months.
For further details, visit www.adxbrisbane.org.au
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2022-2023 Federal Budget
Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered the Government’s annual budget on Tuesday night. The Treasurer declared the Coalition’s budget supported a “dramatic and material improvement to the bottom line”.
In the lead-up to the federal election, the spending package focused mainly on individuals and “cost of living relief in a targeted and temporary way”. The relief measures included one-off payments and an immediate 50 per cent cut to the fuel excise, which should trickle down to the user in the next fortnight, lasting until September.
You can read the Government release on the 2022-2023 Budget in full.
With a forecast deficit of $78 billion in 22-23, the package also included some incentives for business, relevant to ADIA members.
Technology Investment Boost
The increased Instant Asset Write-off is also still available. Originally released in March 2020 until June of the same year, the purchase threshold increased from $30,000 to $150,000 (per asset) and expanded access to include businesses with aggregated annual turnover or income of less than $5B. The instant asset write-off is available until June 2023.
Read the ‘Delivering for Small Businesses’ package.
COVID-19 Winter Response Plan
The Treasurer briefly outlined the COVID-19 Winter Response Plan, including a $6 billion spend to ensure the transition to an open economy is insulated from increased cases of COVID-19 and Influenza during the colder months. The spend includes priority access to treatment for vulnerable populations, maximising access to vaccinations and testing, health system resilience, public communication, and a sizeable PPE investment for the National Medical Stockpile.
The Healthcare Package
As well as the COVID-19 strategy, the main healthcare focus on Tuesday night was the continued measures taken following the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, along with a substantial package for mental health support services.
Healthcare and hospitals were also a key part of the Regional Accelerator Program, outlining heavy investment in several regional areas across Australia.
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On behalf of the ADIA Board, we would like to thank you for your support of ADX Sydney and SIDCON22.
With 193 exhibitors and a significant increase in the number of custom booths, stand activation programs and mascots, feedback from visitors attending ADX Sydney was that it was exceptional.
With 7485 visitors through the door, approximately 78% of visitors came from New South Wales. You can see the full breakdown of visitors in the table below.
The total visitor numbers exceeded the ADIA forecast of attendance. This shows an engaged community of dental professionals that continues to enjoy the value of ADX. The 2204 registered Exhibitor staff members managed to capture 12984 leads.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the People's Choice Award Winners at ADX Sydney.
Best Mascot - SDI Ltd
Best Activation - MiniMax
Best Small Booth - Primary Dental
Best Medium Booth - Curaprox
Best Large Booth - SDI Ltd
The effort, enthusiasm and imagination put into each individual stand is paramount in creating the buzz, attendance and engagement that leads to a successful event.
We would also like to thank the sponsors of ADX Sydney, all of whom played a large part in creating a safe, engaging and enjoyable show.
After the results of ADX Sydney we are really excited about ADX Brisbane to be held in 27th - 29th October 2022 at the Brisbane Convention Centre. The ballot for ADX Brisbane will open on the 30th March 2022 with the draw commencing on the 3rd May.
Please keep an eye on your inbox for the ADX Sydney post-event survey. We look forward to incorporating your feedback into our next event.
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Australia’s top performers in the dental industry have been recognised at a gala event at the Sofitel Magnifique Ballroom, Darling Harbour Sydney on Friday 18 Mar 2022.
An initiative of the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing dental product manufacturers and suppliers, the awards were presented during ADX Sydney, Australia’s premier dental event.
“Australia’s dental industry has a strong reputation for best practice. These awards have become synonymous with excellence. They recognise those in our community who support oral health professionals in improving the health of all Australians,” said ADIA CEO, Kym De Britt.
This year TrioClear took out the Sustainability Award. James Squirrel, CEO of Modern Dental Pacific Group encompassing TrioClear was at the ceremony to help celebrate with his team. “We’re really fortunate to have an incredibly passionate and creative team. The product behind this award was five years in development and has been a long-term priority for us. This award is fantastic recognition for all our team’s really hard work,” Mr Squirrel said.
The awards process, convened by the ADIA and judged by industry experts is designed as a reflective process for businesses and their teams, “The calibre of entries, which is always outstanding, seems to improve year on year. It’s really encouraging to see ADIA members getting value out the submission process itself, which is a really helpful tool to set goals going forward and celebrate your team,” Mr De Britt said.
Tabitha Acret of EMS took home the night’s Outstanding Achiever Award. She saw the awards night as a great way to touch base with others in the industry for inspiration. “It’s wonderful to see businesses awarded in areas like sustainability and community. It’s fantastic to see what other people are doing and exciting to see what you need to do to match that level,” Ms Acret said.
Entries will open for the 2023 Australian Dental Industry Awards later this year.
The ADIA President and Board also took the opportunity to present service awards on the evening, including celebrating four businesses for the enormous milestone of 50 years of membership with ADIA.
Australian Dental Industry Award Winners
- Oral Health Partnership Award
- Sustainability Award
- Tyro Innovation Award
- Educational Initiative Award
- Community Service Award
- Marketing Award
- EnergyAustralia Service and Support Award
Simon Donaldson, Gold & Ceramics Dental Laboratory
- Outstanding Achiever Award
Tabitha Acret, EMS
ADIA Board Award Recipients
- ADIA 50-Year Membership Award
Henry Schein Halas
- ADIA Industry Pioneer Award
- ADIA Meritorious Service Award
- ADIA President’s Award
ADIA congratulates the winners in all categories.
For more information, please contact the Australian Dental Industry Association. P: 1300 943 094
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