This page contains a chronologically ordered list of the documentation prepared by the ATG for submission to various government agencies in regard to tattoo licensing and regulation.
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 Gov by Independent Bodies/ Commissions/ Task Force
SUBMISSION: RE: LICENSING AND REGULATION OF THE TATTOO INDUSTRY AUSTRALIA.
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 – Published QLD Taskforce/ Commission Organised Crime QLD
AUGUST 2015 – Submitted to NSW Minister Department of Fair Trading
Publication of Submission re: Licensing and regulation of the tattoo industry – NT, WA, SA and TAS Government currently pending.
CIVIL LIBERTIES AUSTRALIA SUBMISSION IN SUPPORT OF THE ATG SUBMISSION
You can view the Civil Liberties Australia accompaniment submission here:
VICTORIAN LAW REFORM COMMISSION – REVIEW OF REGULATORY REGIMES AND ORGANISED CRIME
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 VLRC report, including the ATG submission can be viewed here.
QLD TASKFORCE ON ORGANISED CRIME LEGISLATION
The ATG consulted with and made a submission to the QLD Taskforce On Organised Crime Legislation, which commenced 22nd June 2015.
MARCH 2016 – Published, Queensland Taskforce on Organised Crime Legislation
You can view the ATG submission to the Queensland Taskforce on Organised Crime Legislation here (scroll down to Submission 3.17).
You can view the Queensland Taskforce on Organised Crime Legislation 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.
The following professional tattoo artists have assisted us with their statements:
David Alteaunu, Luke Braniff, Matthew Cunnington, Anna Day, Eli Ferguson, Evan Griffiths, Rachael Lonie, Eddy Lou, Alison Manners, Daniel Malloy, Aureole McAlpine, Nicholas McLaren, Melanie Milne, Luke Muller, Brendan OConnor, Robert Pollock, David Ransom, Josh Roelink, Mike Rossow, Teniele Sadd, Michael Sellars, Benjamin Smith, Clint Steele, Turtle
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 getting tattooed, it would be much appreciated.
For further information, please 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
MODEL FOR INDUSTRY SELF REGULATION
Guidelines for Trainees – ONGOING-
ATG Committee members are routinely involved in the development of dialougue with State Governments on an ongoing basis. Consuations 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.