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ADIA To Seek Red-Tape Cuts From New Ministers

ADIA To Seek Red-Tape Cuts From New Ministers

26th Aug 18

Summary —

With the new federal Cabinet having been announced, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has set about working with the new Ministers to ensure their focus is on making cuts to red-tape to support manufacturers and suppliers of dental products.

Key Issues For The Dental Industry —

Recently appointed Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP [Pictured], has announced the new Ministry which sees some old faces return and promotions for a number of Ministers vital to the interests of Australia’s dental industry. 

ADIA enjoys a strong and cooperative relationship with politicians from all parties, something that’s positioned the Association to secure a number of reforms that support the businesses that manufacture and supply dental products.

As ADIA engages with the new Ministers, the focus will be on negotiating legislative changes that will make it easier for businesses in the dental industry to grow, create jobs, and operate sustainably.

To progress the interests of the dental industry during the course of the coming fortnight ADIA will engage with key Ministers including:

Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP

Hon. Simon Birmingham MP
Minister for Trade, Tourism & Investment

Senator the Hon.  Michaelia Cash
Minister for Small & Family Business, Skills & Vocational Education

The Hon.  Karen Andrews MP
Minister for Industry, Science & Technology

Hon. Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health

A major focus for ADIA will be to review unnecessary and duplicative legislation as a first step in cutting the red-tape faced by businesses in the dental industry.  A high priority is being given to further legislative amendments that will reduce compliance costs incurred by businesses associated with meeting Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regulatory requirements.

ADIA is seeking a regulatory framework for 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 dental industry’s senior leadership, and representatives of some small businesses, will meet with a number of the Ministers when ADIA convenes the Dental Industry Meets Parliament roundtable on 16 October 2018 in parliament house.

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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