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

2015 Budget — The dental industry's overview


To provide manufacturers and suppliers of quality dental products with an understanding of the commercial environment in which they do business, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is pleased to provide this overview of key budget measures. A more comprehensive assessment will be provided at the forthcoming series of ADIA State Branch Briefings.

The following information is drawn from the Australian Government budget papers and discussions that ADIA has had with Ministers and senior departmental staff on the evening the budget was presented. A more detailed assessment was provided at the aforementioned ADIA State Branch Briefings held in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

2015 Budget — Guide to the $20,000 equipment depreciation allowance

This is the dental community’s guide to the new tax write-off (accelerated depreciation) allowance for capital equipment purchases of up to $20,000 announced as a measure to support small businesses. This page includes a handy PDF file download. [Read More]

2015 Budget — Business tax taxation measures

Small business receives a tax cut and there is a tax discount for unincorporated businesses. There are also immediate write-offs for the cost of establishing a small business and changed fringe benefit tax arrangements for businesses providing work-related portable electronic devices. [Read More]

2015 Budget — Personal taxation measures

The 2015 Australian Government budget contains no significant changes to personal taxation but there are changes to existing tax measures affecting the Medicare Levy low-income threshold and family tax benefits. [Read More]

2015 Budget — Employment initiatives

There are a number of measures to support businesses assisting mature-age and young people back to work and are programmes that allow businesses to create jobs in the dental industry. [Read More]

2015 Budget — International trade programmes

The budget includes includes funding that will assist businesses in the dental industry than manufacture and export products through boosting a number of existing programmes and providing new funding to allow business understand the impacts of free trade agreements. [Read More]

2015 Budget — Red tape reduction

The 2015 Australian Government budget continues the Australian Government's commitment to cut red tape faced by businesses and unnecessary regulation. As of March 2015, the Government has announced reforms to generate more than $2.45 billion in annual red tape savings for Australian business. [Read More]

2015 Budget — Dental care spending

This budget changes funding for the national partnership agreement on adult dental services, changes the indexation of the Child Dental Benefits Schedule and extending the pause on indexation of Department of Veterans' Affairs dental and allied health provider payments. [Read More]

2015 Budget — Key healthcare spending measures

The 2015 Australian Government budget contains a number of measures in the health portfolio (beyond spending on dental care) that are of interest to manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. [Read More]

As the peak business organisation representing suppliers of products and services to dental professionals, ADIA enjoys strong and positive relationships with key ministers, their advisors and senior departmental staff. These relationships were used to progress key policy issues of concern prior to the budget.

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 ensure that the initiatives within the 2015 Australian Government budget support the dental industry, the team in the ADIA national office receive advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-BAC Business Affairs Committee.

Further Information —

To keep up to date with how ADIA is working to ensure that the Australian Government budget supports the dental industry, subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dental.industry. Alternatively, you can contact the Association via email at canberra@adia.org.au or by telephone on 1300 943 094.


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