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Media Release —
The Electorates Hit By The Proposed Medical Devices Tax


— 19 June 2018
For Immediate Release

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A new analysis of the medical devices tax proposed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) lists the twenty federal electorates with largest number of businesses that will be affected by this new impost on supplying low-risk medical devices.

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of innovative dental products, commissioned the research on the TGA’s proposals to introduce, for the first time, a fee to place low-risk medical devices on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), the list of medicines and medical devices that can be lawfully supplied in Australia. The analysis identifies the federal electorates with the greatest number of businesses hit by the TGA’s proposed new tax, they are:

....Federal Electorate

....■ Bennelong (NSW)
....■ Sydney (NSW)
....■ North Sydney (NSW)
....■ Chisholm (VIC)
....■ Mitchell (NSW)
....■ Mackellar (NSW)
....■ Melbourne Ports (VIC)
....■ Bradfield (NSW)
....■ Aston (VIC)
....■ Reid (NSW)
....■ Isaacs (VIC)
....■ Melbourne (VIC)
....■ Brisbane (QLD)
....■ Deakin (VIC)
....■ Wentworth (NSW)
....■ Berowra (NSW)
....■ Kingsford Smith (NSW)
....■ Curtin (WA)
....■ Hotham (VIC)

Businesses

80
76
59
36
35
31
31
30
27
26
25
25
25
24
23
20
19
19
18

Member

John Alexander MP (LIB 4.9%)
Tanya Plibersek MP (ALP 13.3%)
Trent Zimmerman MP (LIB 13.6%)
Julia Banks MP (LIB 1.2%)
Alex Hawke MP (LIB 17.9%)
Jason Falinski MP (LIB 15.7%)
Michael Danby MP (ALP 1.4%)
Paul Fletcher MP (LIB 21.0%)
Alan Tudge MP (LIB 8.6%)
Craig Laundy MP (LIB 4.6%)
Mixhael Dreyfus MP (ALP 5.7%)
Adam Bandt MP (GRN 18.5%)
Trevor Evans MP (LNP 5.9%)
Michael Sukkar MP (LIB 5.7%)
Malcolm Turnbull MP (LIB 17.8%)
Julian Lesser MP (LIB 16.5%)
Matt Thistlewaite MP (ALP 8.6%)
Julie Bishop MP (LIB 20.7%)
Clare O'Neil MP (ALP 7.5%)

The TGA has not prepared a public consultation paper that sets out the reason for the proposed new tax or how much revenue the Australian Government expects to collect as a result of its introduction. A growing number of organisations including the Australian Medical Manufacturers and Distributors Association (AMMDA), the Optical Distributors and Manufacturers Association (ODMA), Assistive Technology Suppliers Australasia (ASTA) and ADIA have called for the TGA’s proposal to be withdrawn so that it can be subjected to public consultation for the first time.

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Media Contact —

Chris Jaeger
ADIA Communications Officer
t: 1300 943 094.....e: media@adia.org.au

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