Simon Corbell is letting people know Kmart Tyre & Auto Service (KTAS) have been missing some steps:
Kmart, on behalf of its business Kmart Tyre & Auto Service (KTAS), has provided the Commissioner for Fair Trading with court enforceable undertakings under the Australian Consumer Law (the ACL) after the Office of Regulatory Services (ORS) expressed concern [...]
The ACT already has the highest TPI in Australia, and it is blindingly obvious that this system has the interests of the NRMA and the local legal fraternity as it’s primary beneficiaries.
The wretched Smyth has ensured that the local ambulance chasing legal creatures have free reign in screwing the absolute maximum premium from unfortunate third [...]
The Magistrate’s Court has thrown up the case of one Brett French who wandered into licence suspension via loaning out his car and moving without telling the RTA where he was going.
He also took a stab at invalidating the entire suspension process by Chief Magistrate Walker decided to interpret the law otherwise (while noting it’s [...]
Hello everyone, I want to buy a car from NSW (Sydney to be exact). I was just wondering how different it is than just buying one from the ACT. Do I just transfer the rego?
After years of having several “random inspections of the ACT Road fleet” Dickson inspections in my letterbox, and years of having cars randomly defected while on my street (Including one for bald rear tyres which was the reason why the car wasn’t driven that day as I was waiting for a mate to drop some [...]
It’s a bit of an eyebrow raiser when an 12 year old government with one day left to the caretaker period announces a review of red tape.
Economic Development Minister Andrew Barr and Attorney-General Simon Corbell today issued the first reforms to come out of the ACT Government’s Red Tape Reduction Panel.
The Government will be:
– developing [...]
Treasurer Andrew Barr is expressing his displeasure after the Greens and Liberals teamed up to water down his CTP reforms:
The Legislative Assembly today passed the Government’s Road Transport (Third-Party Insurance) Amendment Bill 2011, however the Liberals and Greens combined to pass significant amendments that gutted the Bill.
It is disappointing that the Liberals [...]
With the Queen of Personal Injury Lawyers Noor Blumer running the Law Society we should not be surprised they’re stoically defending the personal injury system which drive the cost of Compulsory Third Party car insurance.
Ms Noor Blumer, the President of the ACT Law Society released a comparative table of CTP premiums today.
“As the table shows [...]
It turns out the ACT has a CTP regulator called Megan Smithies.
She has today announced that Compulsory Third Party Insurance from 1 September will be going up:
The ACT CTP regulator, Megan Smithies, tòday announced that compulsory third party (CTP) insurance premiums charged by NRi\/IA Insurance for most ACT motor vehicles will increase by 10 [...]
Andrew Barr is taking a swing at Canberra’s compulsory third party insurance monopoly.
The issue is that with the ACT’s courts no second insurer is willing to take a chance with our small market and potential for large ongoing payouts.
The key goal of the Government’s legislation is to get injured people to access medical diagnosis, treatment [...]
Hey all – quick query for the hive mind…
We’re thinking about buying a car up in Sydney, which has 9 months NSW rego left. Now, as I understand it (never having bought a car interstate before) when you transfer rego to the ACT you can apply to the NSW RTA for a refund of the [...]
This is my first post here, and I figure that others will have already perhaps commented on this, but today I (yep) paid the rego on my wife’s car, and the only thing I could think was that “Someone’s making money for nothing!”
My wife drives a little Barina Spark (1.2L engine) ironically in pink, which [...]
I recently moved to the ACT and require my car to be inspected in order to receive ACT registration.
I am wondering if anybody knows of any registered inspection stations who turn a few blind eyes for very minor issues?
All comments are appreciated unless you tell me to get my car fixed.
Thank you [...]
Can anyone recommend a business that does pre-purchase vehicle inspections?
I’m looking at buying a second hand 4WD and would like to have it checked out by an expert.
I’ve previously used State Roads Vehicle Inspections in Sydney, who are excellent, but they’re booked out here in Canberra until end of next week.
So I received my car rego renewel in the mail the other day. Great, another bill, just what I need at this time of year. Being Christmas and having a few other bills needing paying around this time I find myself to be somewhat unfinancial so I decide to only purchase 6 months rego instead [...]
A month ago I took my campervan to a panel beater to get some rust repairs done prior to getting it road worthied. I plan to sell it as soon as possible. The panel beater though still has not even started work on the rust repairs. He has twice promised he’d have the work done, [...]
Operation RAID (Remove All Impaired Drivers), in which ACT Policing Traffic Operations and NSW Police are combining their efforts in a crackdown on alcohol and drug-impaired drivers, swung into action last night (Thursday, December 1) with more than 1800 motorists tested on the Barton Highway near Hall.
Over four hours from 4pm yesterday, police from both [...]
With a year to go before an election the Liberals Zed Seselja has announced some policies:
– Rego cuts
– Money for local sport
– An independent Public Administration Commission to attempt enhancements the integrity of the public service.
– Promises of prompter invoice payments, particularly for local business.
– An infrastructure commission to try and cut down on expensive [...]
Hey guys, I went down to the coast this week and forgot to renew my registration before I left.
I did it as soon as I got home (online) and I was wondering if I was fine to drive or do I have to wait for that sticker to arrive?
Due to financial constraints I only have the option of paying for registration on pay day. This is 4 days outside of the ACT clause “Please allow 7 working days for the delivery of your registration label” warning. I gather it will be unlikely that the registration label will arrive within the those 4 days [...]
I have a number of things to say, since RiotAct has helped me in various ways I thought a little content return may be in order. Therefore I will be posting semi-regular threads with the above heading ‘Here’s an idea…..XYZ – to stay in theme.
I don’t think this idea is new at all but thought [...]
Over the past four days, ACT Policing’s Recognition and Analysis of Plates IDentified (RAPID) team has detected 65 unregistered vehicles.
From the 26,000 vehicles scanned, RAPID also identified 33 uninsured vehicles, 16 defective vehicles and seven unlicensed drivers. In addition, 50 infringements were issued for other traffic related offences.
Among the vehicles detected this week were a [...]
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Spare a thought for Canberra’s plaintiff lawyers and the restaurants which depend on them.
The Canberra Times reports that the increasingly Chiefly Katy Gallagher is planning to cap compulsory third-party motor insurance scheme payouts after discovering most of the money is spent on the lawyers.
Legislation which would mandate pay-outs based [...]
Despite increasingly confusing literature with our rego renewal paperwork there isn’t actually any competition in the compulsory third party market yet.
The increasingly active Alistair Coe (Liberal for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure) is asking questions about what the hold up is:
“Given third party insurance is mandatory for every registered vehicle in the [...]
I just received this year’s rego bill; a whopping $853.00, which includes rego of $405.30 and Compulsory Third Party Insurance of $448.60. The fees seem to have increased by about $80.00 per year over the past few years. Ouch. A quick scan of other State’s regos confirms that the ACT is, indeed, paying the [...]
I have recently moved to ACT and need to change my rego from NSW.
Can anyone recommend a authorised service centre that won’t give me a huge repair bill?
Its an 95 EF Falcon there are minor issues.
I’ve written a guide on my blog about my experience and tips on transferring vehicle registration from interstate (particularly through a local dealer) to the ACT – some might find it useful.
How-to: Registration transfer to ACT (from interstate)