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Dental Industry Welcomes New Jobs & Innovation Ministers

Dental Industry Welcomes New Jobs & Innovation Ministers

20th Dec 17

Summary —

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has welcomed the new Ministerial line-up that focusses on the creation of jobs and innovation by small businesses.

Key Issues For The Dental Industry —

Australia’s dental product manufacturing sector has a reputation for developing innovative patient diagnostic and treatment pathways which is what makes the engagement of the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) with key Ministers in the innovation, small business and jobs portfolio so important.

In a key move Sen. Hon. Michaelia Cash will become Minister for Jobs and Innovation, a key portfolio for the dental industry with its innovation focus.

Innovative businesses are also twice as likely to increase their productivity and employment and the leadership of Minister Cash in this area will be vital to secure the long-term sustainability of Australia’s dental manufacturing sector.

ADIA has welcomed Senator Zed Seselja as the new Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation.  Well-known to ADIA's policy advocacy team, the Association is confident of his ability to develop the policies that will allow the dental industry to recruit people with the skills necessary to develop new dental products,” Mr Williams said.

The ADIA membership supplies more than ninety-five percent of dental products used nation-wide and around half of these business turn over less than $10 million per year.  It is in this context that ADIA has welcomed the appointment of the Hon. Craig Laundy MP as Minister for Small and Family Business, Workplaces and Deregulation.

Cutting red-rape is such an important issue for small businesses in the dental industry and a major advocacy priority for ADIA.  We look forward to working with the new Minister to address the issues important to dental product manufacturers and suppliers – many of which ADIA has raised with him in the past.

ADIA will meet with the Ministers in the New Year.

Member Engagement —

Through their participation in ADIA National Committees the membership determine the policy priorities that the ADIA National Office team progress at a parliamentary and departmental level.

Further Information —

For further information from ADIA on parliamentary engagement matters send an email to or telephone 1300 943 094.  To keep up to date follow ADIA on Facebook at or subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental.

Currency Of Information & Disclaimer —

This update was issued on 8 December 2017 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. 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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