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Are Your Tatoos Legitimate?

#1 User is offline   Roderick 

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:12 PM

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Coast MP proposes tattoo register
Matthew Killoran | 12:01am May 4, 2013

TATTOOED Queenslanders would have to register their ink with the State Government under a radical proposal from a Gold Coast MP to crack down on bikie gang money-laundering operations.

However, a leading civil libertarian has already raised concerns about the plan, saying it would unfairly label people as criminals.

Mermaid Beach MP Ray Stevens said bikie gangs were using tattoo parlours as a front to launder their ill-gotten gains, and a form of tattoo register would stop them using fake names and inflated tattoo prices to do this.

Mr Stevens said fake names were used at bikie-affiliated parlours, with cash payments of thousands of dollars for bogus tattoo work.

"Under the Health Act there should be a register of people getting tattoos so that we can identify those people getting tattoos rather than have John Smith, Bill Brown and all the other fake names of people who are paying $5000 or $10,000 for tattoos. This is a way for these bikie clubs to clean their money," he said.

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and this clot is payed by the taxpayer. :rolleyes:
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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:11 PM

This is a poorly-thought-out proposal that will impose unreasonable restrictions on legitimate businesses while being ineffective in stopping the laundering of crime money. It will be ineffective because the criminals will simply use a different method to hide their proceeds of crime.
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