Health Minister To Attend Dental Industry Roundtable
30th Jul 17
When the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) convenes its annual parliamentary roundtable next month in Canberra, the Minister for Health will again be attending to brief the dental industry’s senior leadership.
Key Issues For The Dental Industry —
Each year ADIA convenes a roundtable meeting at parliament house, Canberra, to allow the dental industry’s senior leadership to meet with key stakeholders. As in previous years the Minister for Heath will be attending.
Appointed as Minister for Health in January 2017, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP is well known to ADIA having previously held roles as Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science and earlier as Minister for the Environment. In this last role we worked with ADIA on matters associated with the Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global treaty to phase down the use of dental amalgam, a tooth restorative material containing mercury.
ADIA will be raising with the Minister issues associated with the manufacture and supply of dental products and the work of the regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
Over the course of the past year, as a result of the advocacy undertaken by ADIA and other stakeholders in the medical devices sector, there has been a substantial reduction in the red-tape presented to the dental industry by the TGA. It is becoming increasingly easier for the industry to manufacture dental products locally and gain overseas market approval. This will be a major focus of discussions.
ADIA will also raise with the Health Minister highlight the need for the TGA to urgently follow-through on the proposed reforms that will strengthen the regulators' sanctions and enforcement framework.
During the course of the meeting ADIA will also meet with a number of other parliamentarians, senior department heads and leaders of other industry associations.
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 regulatory issues raised at the ADIA parliamentary round table, these have been identified by members serving on national committees and special interest groups.
Further Information —
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