Stiles v Commissioner for Fair Trading & Anor [2017] NSWCATAP 44

OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION – Tattoo Parlours Industry – Refusal of operator licence – following adverse security determination by Commissioner of Police on grounds of fitness and public interest – Affirmed by Tribunal only on the ground that grant of the licence would not be in the public interest – relationship of the two grounds - meaning to be given to the public interest – no evidence – adequacy of reasons – illogicality – Appeal dismissed.

Dr Christos Mantziaris appeared for the Commissioner of Police