Work we have done
This page contains a chronologically ordered list of the documentation prepared by the ATG for submission/report to various government agencies in regard to tattoo licensing and regulation. Information regarding the culture of the tattoo industry both current and historical can also be found within some of these documents.
An insight into the working evolution of the ATG can be gained by reading these documents.
The ATG Committee sincerely thanks all the great men and women of our professional community who have contributed to the ongoing development of the work of our organisation.
Thanks also to the many academics, legal practitioners, Members of Government, Independent Organisations, Members of the public and the Media who continue to support us.
Links to Government Legislation, which pertains to our industry, is also listed below.
The ATG Constitution can be viewed here
The ATG Code of Conduct can be viewed here
The ATG Duty of Care can be viewed here
View Government Legislation here:
Reports to Government by Independent Bodies/ Commissions/ Task Force
Public Health Acts can be viewed below;
State Guidelines can be viewed below:
SUBMISSION: RE: LICENSING AND REGULATION OF THE TATTOO INDUSTRY AUSTRALIA 2015.
You can view the ATG Submission re: Licensing and Regulation of the Tattoo Industry in Australia here:
MAY 2014 -START RESEARCH SUBMISSION
FIRST DRAFT SUBMISSION AUG 2014
OCT 2014 – OPEN FOR INDUSTRY CONSULTATION – CLOSED JAN 2015
FEB 2015 OPEN FOR INDUSTRY CONSULTATION – CLOSED MAY 2015
MAY 2015 – PUBLISHED – NSW Government
JUNE 2015 – PUBLISHED – QLD government
AUGUST 2015 – Submitted to VLRC (Victorian Law Reform Commission)
AUGUST 2015 – PUBLISHED – Commission Organised Crime QLD
AUGUST 2015 – Submitted to NSW Minister Department of Fair Trading
CIVIL LIBERTIES AUSTRALIA – Accompaniment Submission in support of the ATG submission.
Between Oct 2014 and Jan 2015 the ATG consulted with CLA who then wrote an accompaniment submission.
The ATG thank Rhys Michie for his input and tireless work on behalf of Civil Liberties Australia.
You can view the Civil Liberties Australia accompaniment submission below:
VICTORIAN LAW REFORM COMMISSION – Use of Regulatory Regimes in Preventing the Infiltration of Organised Crime Groups into Lawful Occupations - Report
1 May 2015 – contact with VLRC established
22June 2015 – VLRC Consultation paper published
29th July 2015 – ATG Committee attends roundtable discussion with other industry representatives
3 Aug 2015 – Publication of ATG Submission re: Licensing and Regulation of the Tattoo Industry in Australia / ATG response to questions as outlined within VLRC consultation paper/ Supporting Documentation published to VLRC
3 Aug – Submission Close
12 Aug 2015 – Confirmation of documents submitted to VLRC received.
The ATG RESPONSE to the VLRC Consultation Paper can be viewed here.
The VLRC Consultation Paper can be viewed here.
QLD TASKFORCE ON ORGANISED CRIME LEGISLATION
The ATG made a submission to the QLD Taskforce. We also attended by invitation the Parliamentary review, which was held on 22nd Feb 2016 on the Gold Coast.
The ATG thank Matt Cunnington,Luke Braniff and all ATG Members in QLD for their input and assistance during the Parliamentary Review.
MARCH 2016 – Published, Queensland Taskforce Report on Organised Crime Legislation
You can view the ATG submission to the Queensland Taskforce on Organised Crime Legislation here
NSW Report to Government 2015
This report was developed for the Minister of Fair Trading in an endeavour to engage the NSW Government in dialogue re the ongoing issues being experienced by Professional tattooists on the ground as a direct consequence of the licensing regime.
The NSW Report can be viewed here
INDUSTRY IMPACT STATEMENTS
Impact statements are an important and powerful tool as they express the impact of the experiences and impacts of current licensing regimes on the individual. These statements have been used as supporting documentation in ATG consultation with Government.
You can view statements made by members of the professional industry for use by the ATG here
If you would be interested in providing our organisation with a statement that reflects your personal experience as a tattoo artist, tattoo studio owner or even as a member of the public who has gotten tattooed email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW REVIEW
In March 2016 the ATG were formally approached to contribute to the ACL review.
-Industry consultation April – May 2016
-Submission drafted – May 2016
-Final Submission Presented to ACL Review Panel – May 27th 2016
You can view the ATG Submission to the ACL here
MODEL FOR INDUSTRY SELF REGULATION
Between late 2015 and mid 2016 the committee of the ATG consulted with a group of industry leaders regarding the potential for a model of self-regulation to be developed for use by industry. This draft model was abandoned due to the perception that broader consultation from industry would be needed prior its completion. The ATG have no intention of using this draft for any purpose. This document is displayed here for the sole purpose of providing insight into the work being undertaken by the org.
– Private consultations held with Industry leaders March 2015- Oct 2015
– Draft development Nov 2015 – Feb 2016
– 1st Review ATG Committee Feb – April 2016
– Review by consulting panel – April – May 2016
– Edit/ amendments as per review
-Final draft presentation to consulting panel July 2016
Industry Leaders Consulted;
Jane Laver, Matt Cunnington, Duane Cash, Kian Forreal, Evan Griffiths, Jenny Roach, Les Rice, Adam Kitamoto, Shane Coley, Luke Braniff, Ray Shuttelworth
You can view the Draft Model for Self Regulation here
Submission to the NSW Tattoo Parlours ACT Review 2017
In May 2017 the NSW Justice Department announced a review into the Tattoo Parlours Act NSW 2012
May – July Member Consultation
June – July Development of draft submission
Aug – Presentation of final draft to Members
Aug 25th – Presentation of
The ATG Submission to the NSW TPA Review can be viewed here
ATG Committee members are routinely involved in the development of dialogue with State Governments on an ongoing basis. Consolations with Government and Private organisations is apart of the ongoing work performed by the organisation as is the work being done to support individual members who experience issues within various aspects of their professional working lives.
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