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

Parliamentary Engagement — Key stakeholders

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is in frequent contact with parliamentarians of all political persuasions in order to progress the reforms that will reduce red tape and lift restrictions which limit flexibility and innovation by business.

The framework for contact with politicians is set out in the ADIA Parliamentary Engagement and Advocacy Strategy that seeks to preserve amongst parliamentarians ADIA’s status as a recognised source of sound advice and guidance. This sees us working in partnership with a number of key parliamentary stakeholders as set out below:

Key Government Ministers —

Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP — Treasurer
Hon. Greg Hunt MP — Minister for Health & Ageing
Sen. Hon. Simon Birmingham MP — Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
Sen. Hon. Michaelia Cash MP — Minister for Small and Family Business, Vocational Education & Skills

Key Shadow Ministers —

Hon. Chris Bowen MP — Shadow Treasurer
Hon. Catherine King MP — Shadow Minister for Health & Medicare
Hon. Brendan O'Connor MP — Shadow Minister for Employment & Workplace Relations
Sen. Hon. Kim Carr — Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science & Research
Hon. Jason Clare MP — Shadow Minister for Trade & Investment
Hon. Kate Ellis MP — Shadow Minister for TAFE & Vocational Education
Sen. Hon. Doug Cameron — Shadow Minister for Skills & Apprenticeships
Mr Nick Champion MP — Shadow Assistant Minister for Manufacturing and Science
Mr Tony Zappia MP — Shadow Assistant Minister for Medicare

Key Cross Benchers —

Sen. Richard Di Natale — Leader, Australian Greens
Sen. Nick Xenophon — Leader, Nick Xenophon Team
Sen. Pauline Hanson — Leader, Pauline Hanson's One Nation

As matters come before the parliament it is quite normal for the issue to be reviewed by a parliamentary committee. For this reason, ADIA is frequently engaged with the following parliamentary committees and/or their members in order to pursue the policy objectives that will support dental product manufacturers and suppliers.

Key Joint Standing Committees —

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
Trade and Investment Growth
Public Accounts and Audit

Key House of Representatives Standing Committees —

Employment, Education and Training
Health, Aged Care and Sport
Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources
Employment, Education and Training

Key Senate Standing Committees —

Community Affairs
Education and Employment
Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade
Red Tape
Regulations and Ordinances

Beyond liaison with the above mentioned Ministers, Shadow Ministers, party leaders and committee members as a result of the ADIA Parliament Engagement & Advocacy Strategy ADIA has a rolling series of consultations with all members of the House of Representatives, Senators and their staff. This is a long-term investment that has worked to raise the profile of ADIA, its members and the broader dental industry.

ADIA’s vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians. Our parliamentary engagement and policy advocacy is part of our strategy to achieve this vision.

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 progresses 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.

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