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

2016 Budget — The dental industry's overview

The peak business organisation representing suppliers of products and services to dental professionals, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), is pleased to present its annual overview of the Australian Government budget.

The 2016 Australian Government budget has been framed in a contradictory set of circumstances that requires it to be a popular pre-election document which also has an eye to reducing the deficit over the long-term. The key issues for the dental industry are set out below:

2016 Budget — Economic outlook

Expectations for global growth have moderated since the 2015‑16 Mid‑Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO). The global economy is nevertheless forecast to grow by 3.75 per cent in 2016 and 3.5 per cent in 2017 but downside risks are increasing. [Read More]

2016 Budget — Government finances

The underlying cash balance is expected to improve over the forward estimates and into the medium term. The deficit is expected to fall from $37.1 billion (2.2 per cent of GDP) in 2016‑17 to $6.0 billion (0.3 per cent of GDP) in 2019‑20. [Read More]

2016 Budget — Business taxation measures

The Australian Government will reduce the company tax rate to 25 per cent over 10 years and new tax has been introduced that is aimed at multinational corporations that artificially divert profits from Australia. [Read More]

2016 Budget — Personal taxation and superannuation measures

The budget includes modest tax cuts to middle and upper income earners by working to off-set the adverse impact on wage earners of bracket-creep. There are significant changes to the tax treatment of high income earners superannuation arrangements. [Read More]

2016 Budget — GST taxation and overseas imports

Overseas suppliers that have an Australian turnover of $75,000 or more will be required to register for, collect and remit Goods and Services Tax (GST) for low value goods supplied to consumers in Australia, using a vendor registration model. The intent is to extend the GST to low value goods imported by consumers from 1 July 2017. [Read More]

2016 Budget — $20,000 depreciation allowance reform

Last year the Government made it easier for small businesses invest by introducing an immediate deductibility of assets that cost less than $20,000 and the eligibility criteria has been lifted from $2Mil to $10Mil. [Read More]

2016 Budget — Dental spending initiatives

The Government will reform public dental services by providing $1.7 billion over four years from 2016‑17 for a new Child and Adult Public Dental Scheme to be delivered by the states and territories under a National Partnership Agreement (NPA). [Read More]

2016 Budget — General healthcare spending initiatives

The budget continues to make a significant and ongoing commitment to the nation's healthcare system and these pages set out some selected initiatives that are of interest to the dental industry. [Read More]

2016 Budget — TGA Reforms

The 2016 Australian Government Budget will provide $20.4 million over four years from 2016‑17, including $9.5 million in capital funding, to improve the regulation of therapeutic goods in Australia in response to the Expert Panel Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation. [Read More]

On budget night senior ADIA staff were in Parliament House to discuss the major outcomes with key Ministers and their advisors and the advice that they received shaped ADIA's budget briefing. In the days following the budget ADIA will participate in further briefings to ensure the completeness of advice given to ADIA member businesses.

A presentation will also be made to members attending the forthcoming series of ADIA State Branch Briefings.

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 2016 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 Alternatively, you can contact the Association via email at or by telephone on 1300 943 094.


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