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ADIA To Meet New Small Business Minister

ADIA To Meet New Small Business Minister

16th Sep 16

Summary —

The Minister for Small Business, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, 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 —

As the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products, ADIA is a strong proponent for policy reforms that will allow business to grow, create jobs and operate sustainably.  Augmenting ADIA's regular engagement with politicians of persuasions is ADIA's annual parliamentary roundtable which will this year be in Parliament House, Canberra on 9 November 2016.

ADIA enjoys a high-level of access to key decision makers reflected in confirmation that the Minister for Small Business, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, will be attending this year's parliamentary roundtable meeting.

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.

Appointed to the position of Minister for Small Business in the reshuffle that followed the 2 July 2016 federal election, Mr McCormack has previously held several positions including Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Assistant Minister for Defence.  First elected to parliament in 2010 as member for the New South Wales seat of Riverina, prior to this he worked as an editor and journalist.

This year's parliamentary roundtable is set to once again provide a focal point in ADIA's policy advocacy efforts as the Minister for Health, the Hon. Sussan Ley MP, will also meet with ADIA's leadership.  A key focus of discussions with the Minister for Health will the importance of urgently implementing the reforms to medical device regulation that were announced in early September 2016.

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-BAC Business Affairs Committee.

Currency of Information —

This update was issued on 16 September 2016 and please note that changes in circumstances after the publication of material or information may impact upon its accuracy and also change regulatory compliance obligations.

Disclaimer —

The statements, regulatory and technical information contained herein are believed to be accurate and are provided for information purposes only. Readers are responsible for assessing its relevance and verifying the accuracy of the content. To the fullest extent permitted by law, ADIA will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred in relation to or arising as a result of relying on the information presented here. 

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