ADIA is the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. Our vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and wellbeing of all Australians...................... — ADIA Strategic Plan


Dental Industry Heads to Parliament

Dental Industry Heads to Parliament

21st Aug 18

Summary —

The annual Dental Industry Meets Parliament Roundtable on 16 October 2018 provides an opportunity for member businesses to raise issues with those able to shape the commercial, technical, and regulatory environment in which the dental industry operates.

Key Issues For The Dental Industry —

As the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of innovative dental products, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) works with the nation’s political leadership in order to cut red-tape for member businesses. A key component of this advocacy strategy is the annual Dental Industry Parliamentary Roundtable initiative which will be held at Parliament House on 16 October 2018.

This annual event affords the opportunity for a cross-section of ADIA’s membership, including large suppliers, small to medium enterprises (SME), and Australian manufacturers, to directly share its views with key parliamentary stakeholders and senior representatives of the Australian Government. The objective of the Roundtable is to help the nation’s leadership understand what needs to be done to allow the dental industry to grow sustainably, invest in innovation, and create high-tech manufacturing jobs.

ADIA is recognised across the nation as an authoritative source of policy advice and each year the meeting is as keenly attended by external stakeholders as it is ADIA member representatives.


Stakeholders to attend 2018 Dental Industry Parliamentary Roundtable —

■  Hon Greg Hunt MP ‒ Minister for Health
■  Sen. Michaelia Cash ‒ Minister for Small and Family Business
■  Hon Catherine King MP ‒ Shadow Minister for Health
■  Mr Tony Zappia MP ‒ Shadow Assistant Minister for Medicare
■  Adj. Prof. John Skerritt ‒ Deputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group (TGA Head)
■  Ms Kate Carnell AO ‒ Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman

This meeting is a key outcome of the 2016-20 ADIA Strategic Plan which envisages a more active role for the Association in influencing the commercial, technical and regulatory environment in which the dental industry operates.

This annual Dental Industry Meets Parliament Roundtable is the highlight of ADIA’s policy advocacy reform activities and is unique in the dental community.  The level of support that the annual Dental Industry Meets Parliament Roundtable has amongst Ministers reflects the strong reputation that ADIA has in Canberra as a trusted source of policy advice.

The issues that ADIA presents to members at this meeting are developed by the ADIA national committees and if this is of interest to you be sure to get involved today.

Member Engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy, and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities, and directly benefit from the results. The issues that ADIA staff progress at a parliamentary and departmental level are identified by members serving on the ADIA-TCPC Trade & Commercial Policy Committee and the ADIA-PRPC Product Regulation Policy Committee. Updates are provided online at to members attending ADIA State Branch Briefings.

Further Information —

If you have an interest in ADIA's work at a parliamentary and departmental level to secure the policy reforms that support businesses in the dental industry, for updates subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at Alternatively, you can contact the Association via email at or by telephone on 1300 943 094.

Currency Of Information & Disclaimer —

This update was issued on 21 August 2018 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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