Health Minister to again meet with dental industry
11th Oct 16
The dental industry's senior leadership with again meet with the Minister for Health, the Hon. Sussan Ley MP, who will join other politicians and senior departmental staff as the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) convenes its annual parliamentary roundtable in Canberra.
Key Issues For Consideration —
Each year the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) convenes its annual parliamentary roundtable in Canberra in order to progress the case for policy reform that supports dental product manufacturers and suppliers. The Minister for Health, the Honourable Sussan Ley MP, has advised that she will be again be attending this high-profile meeting.
As the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products, dental products that is based on a risk management approach designed to ensure public health and safety, while at the same time freeing industry from any unnecessary regulatory burden. The Health Minister has, in past meetings, demonstrated an astute appreciation of the dental industry's reform priorities as highlighted in the Australian Government's adoption of key recommendations of the review into medical device regulation. ADIA looks forward to continue discussions on the need for reform into the sector.
This annual parliamentary roundtable is part of ADIA's ongoing engagement with parliamentary stakeholders. Indeed, ADIA will present the case for reform of dental product regulation in three separate meetings with the Minister for Health over October and November 2016.
Matters of importance to the small businesses that manufacture and supply dental products that ADIA will raise with the Minister include complexity of Australian Government tenders, unnecessary duplication and red-tape associated with product regulation and changes to the nation's workplace relations framework that will make it easier for businesses to create jobs.
This year's parliamentary roundtable is set to once again provide a focal point in ADIA's policy advocacy efforts as the Minister for Small Business, the Hon. Michael McCormack MP, will also meet with ADIA's leadership.
Member engagement —
ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results. With respect to matters associated with small business regulation, ADIA staff responsible for policy advocacy receive advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-DRC Business Affairs Committee.
Currency of Information —
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