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ADIA Briefs Prime Minister On Small Business Issues

ADIA Briefs Prime Minister On Small Business Issues

22nd Nov 17

Summary —

The important role that member businesses play in determining policy reform priorities comes to the fore as ADIA briefs the Prime Minister in parliament house on the issues important to small businesses in the sector.

Key Issues For The Dental Industry —

As the peak business organisation representing dental product manufacturers and suppliers the views of the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) are sought by parliamentary and departmental stakeholders as policy reforms are being considered.  ADIA member businesses play the key role in determining which issues are taken to government through their participation in national committees, and also via consultative mechanisms such as the policy survey that’s currently underway.

This advice and guidance from member businesses is used as ADIA provides briefings to key stakeholders, such as when the Association has the opportunity to speak with the Prime Minister at the small business roundtable to be held in Parliament House in Canberra on 22 November 2017.

Along with a small number of key representatives from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry the ADIA Chief Executive Officer, Troy Williams, will raise issues with the Prime Minister including:

Key Reform Priorities To Be Discussed —

. Red tape and maintaining momentum on regulatory reform 
. Extending the instant asset right off for small businesses
. The burden of payroll tax
. Energy and the impact on small business
. Penalty rates and workplace reform
. Migration and the impact of the recent changes
. The importance of and investment in vocational training

These are the issues that have been identified by ADIA members serving on national committees and if your business has an interest in helping drive this change be sure to get involved in the following committees:

ADIA Committees Determining Policy —

. ADIA-TCPC Trade & Commercial Policy Committee
. ADIA-PRPC Product Regulation Policy Committee

Each member business also has the opportunity to provide advice and guidance to ADIA via the policy survey that’s currently underway.  This is a key tool in helping set the next edition of the ADIA Advocacy Agenda so please be sure to complete the survey by 30 October 2017.  If your business needs another copy of the survey, please send an email to

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results. As the peak representative body for suppliers of quality dental products our policy is developed by, and on behalf of, members in pursuit of a vibrant dental industry where government supports business growth and workplace innovation whilst removing excessive and sometimes redundant regulation. The contribution of member businesses in driving reform is the key to ADIA’s success in this area.

Currency & Disclaimer —

This update was issued on 22 November 2017 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. 

This publication is available for your use under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence, with the exception of the ADIA logo, other images and where otherwise stated. 

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