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Shadow Minister To Discuss Red-tape Reduction

Shadow Minister To Discuss Red-tape Reduction

6th Jul 18

Summary —

The Shadow Assistant Minister for Medicare, Mr Tony Zappia MP, will meet the dental industry’s senior leadership when the annual Dental Industry Parliamentary Roundtable event convenes in Canberra in October 2018.

Key Issues For The Dental Industry —

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of innovative dental products, works with the nation’s political leadership in order to reduce the red-tape faced by 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.

Once again Mr Tony Zappia MP, Shadow Assistant Minister for Medicare, will be attending to meet with members. Mr Zappia is the Shadow Minister responsible for the Opposition’s policy on the regulatory framework for medical devices and other functions of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

The Dental Industry Parliamentary Roundtable initiative, unique in the Australian dental community, provides an opportunity for a group of ADIA members, representing a wide cross-section of the industry, to engage in a series of one-on-one discussions with key decision makers in Canberra. Those attending this year’s Dental Industry Parliamentary Roundtable event include:

2018 Dental Industry Meets Parliament Attendees –

■ Hon. Greg Hunt MP – Minister for Health
■ Hon. Craig Laundy MP – Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation
■ Hon. Catherine King MP – Shadow Minister for Health
■ Mr Tony Zappia MP – Shadow Assistant Minister for Medicare
■ Adj. Prof. John Skerritt – Deputy Secretary, Health Department (TGA Head)
■ Ms Kate Carnell – Australian Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman
■ Mr James Pearson – Chief Executive, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

On the evening prior to the roundtable, ADIA and other small business stakeholders in the medical devices sector will convene a cocktail reception which will allow the entire ADIA membership and key stakeholders from across the dental community to meet informally with parliamentarians from all political parties.

The Dental Industry Parliamentary Roundtable initiative is the centrepiece of ADIA’s political engagement strategy directed at increasing the profile of Australia’s dental industry as innovators. It also supports advocacy to achieve 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.

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 the Association's work to reduce red-tape faced by the dental industry the team in the ADIA national office receive advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-TCPC Trade & Commercial Policy Committee and the ADIA-PRPC Product Regulation Policy Committee.

Further Information —

To keep up to date with how ADIA is working to support the development of the next generation of leaders in the dental industry, 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 6 July 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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