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ACT Vehicle Registration?

By La_Tour_Maubourg - 20 September 2013 16

Hey!

Looking at the list of fees on the registration receipt, couldn’t help but wonder about the “Road Rescue Fee” and “Compulsory Contribution.”

Has anyone gained a service out of these? Or is it an elaborate way to take more money?

Thank you 🙂

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ACT Vehicle Registration?
LSWCHP 7:17 pm 21 Sep 13

magiccar9 said :

Not sure about anyone else, but I think the “Compulsory Contribution” is ridiculous. Sure, it’s only like $2 or something, but the way they try and sneak it through as a ‘contribution’ is ridiculous. In my eyes a contribution isn’t compulsory, otherwise I’d consider it a fee – so please just call it what it is… ‘cash-grab fee’ and be done with it.
When I paid my rego recently I wondered where this ‘contribution’ goes anyway… because it sure as bat-hell it isn’t to improving road infrastructure.

Rant rant bloody rant…Glenloch interchange already crumbling into powder rant rant…

Ah jeez…I just did that rant over on the thread about energy efficiency ratings on rental houses, of all places.

Still, it’s a rant worth ranting about and this is as good a place as any, so there you have it.

MrPC 8:44 am 21 Sep 13

Roundhead89 said :

A bit like the petrol tax imposed by the Carnell government in 1997 to finance the redevelopment of The Canberra Hospital. The redevelopment was finished more than ten years ago but we’re still paying it…

Not true. At the end of 1997 all state taxes on fuel (also alcohol and tobacco) were found to be unconstitutional. The federal government immediately instituted replacement taxes, at the rate of the highest state tax for that product. The revenue raised all went back to the states. The states then had the option of whether to accept all the revenue or put in a subsidy to refund the difference at the point of sale.

Some of this was streamlined by “A New Taxation System” a few years later.

Queensland for example didn’t have a petrol tax before 1997, so they elected to refund the 8.1cpl equivalent of the federal tax increase automatically, via a fuel subsidy, which was eventually abolished in 2009 when their state government really needed the cash.

But the point is that any fuel taxes introduced earlier in 1997 didn’t even exist at the end of 1997, let alone today.

Roundhead89 5:00 pm 20 Sep 13

eyeLikeCarrots said :

Not exactly sure, but now that vehicles under 4.5 tonnes dont get rego stickers anymore I expect that the extra $25 you pay for getting less than 12 full months rego at once will be abolished.

But you know it wont…..

A bit like the petrol tax imposed by the Carnell government in 1997 to finance the redevelopment of The Canberra Hospital. The redevelopment was finished more than ten years ago but we’re still paying it…

tim_c 2:51 pm 20 Sep 13

Reprobate said :

caf said :

eyeLikeCarrots said :

Not exactly sure, but now that vehicles under 4.5 tonnes dont get rego stickers anymore I expect that the extra $25 you pay for getting less than 12 full months rego at once will be abolished.

But you know it wont…..

What, you mean the $25 discount you get for paying 12 months in one go?

$100 discount compared to paying for four lots of 3 month renewals – as a lot of low income & financially stressed Canberrans do over the course of a year.

So we have a Government that recently introduced changes at the behest of their Greens partner to make the payment – or avoidance – of (optional) traffic fines and penalties easier on “social justice” grounds (http://the-riotact.com/canberra-gets-new-fine-payment-system/105118), yet remains happy to trouser this impost on (mandatory) registrations across a larger number of people who struggle to financially keep their car on the roads.

Nice.

I just think of it as a tax on those incapable of budgeting. I’m more than happy to be subsidised a little by such people.

beardedclam 2:48 pm 20 Sep 13

Pitchka said :

caf said :

eyeLikeCarrots said :

Not exactly sure, but now that vehicles under 4.5 tonnes dont get rego stickers anymore I expect that the extra $25 you pay for getting less than 12 full months rego at once will be abolished.

But you know it wont…..

What, you mean the $25 discount you get for paying 12 months in one go?

Almost as good as the 3% discount you get for paying your rates up front, as opposed to instalments. The things i could do with that $60!!!

A fiddy and some smokes…..

Pitchka 1:52 pm 20 Sep 13

caf said :

eyeLikeCarrots said :

Not exactly sure, but now that vehicles under 4.5 tonnes dont get rego stickers anymore I expect that the extra $25 you pay for getting less than 12 full months rego at once will be abolished.

But you know it wont…..

What, you mean the $25 discount you get for paying 12 months in one go?

Almost as good as the 3% discount you get for paying your rates up front, as opposed to instalments. The things i could do with that $60!!!

thebrownstreak69 1:07 pm 20 Sep 13

Reprobate said :

caf said :

eyeLikeCarrots said :

Not exactly sure, but now that vehicles under 4.5 tonnes dont get rego stickers anymore I expect that the extra $25 you pay for getting less than 12 full months rego at once will be abolished.

But you know it wont…..

What, you mean the $25 discount you get for paying 12 months in one go?

$100 discount compared to paying for four lots of 3 month renewals – as a lot of low income & financially stressed Canberrans do over the course of a year.

So we have a Government that recently introduced changes at the behest of their Greens partner to make the payment – or avoidance – of (optional) traffic fines and penalties easier on “social justice” grounds (http://the-riotact.com/canberra-gets-new-fine-payment-system/105118), yet remains happy to trouser this impost on (mandatory) registrations across a larger number of people who struggle to financially keep their car on the roads.

Nice.

I think we all know that anything to help save The Environment should never be costed or held to account in terms of effectiveness.

beardedclam 1:01 pm 20 Sep 13

davo101 said :

10 seconds that’s all it takes.

I hope I (or anyone else) never have to make use of this service.

What is this scorcery????

magiccar9 12:51 pm 20 Sep 13

Not sure about anyone else, but I think the “Compulsory Contribution” is ridiculous. Sure, it’s only like $2 or something, but the way they try and sneak it through as a ‘contribution’ is ridiculous. In my eyes a contribution isn’t compulsory, otherwise I’d consider it a fee – so please just call it what it is… ‘cash-grab fee’ and be done with it.
When I paid my rego recently I wondered where this ‘contribution’ goes anyway… because it sure as bat-hell it isn’t to improving road infrastructure.

eyeLikeCarrots 12:30 pm 20 Sep 13

Yah sry, poorly explained on my part.

If you get less than a full 12 months of rego they stick you for an extra $25 smackers….

So I’m wondering now if the fee should be reduced (by a lot) or done away with all together.

Reprobate 12:10 pm 20 Sep 13

caf said :

eyeLikeCarrots said :

Not exactly sure, but now that vehicles under 4.5 tonnes dont get rego stickers anymore I expect that the extra $25 you pay for getting less than 12 full months rego at once will be abolished.

But you know it wont…..

What, you mean the $25 discount you get for paying 12 months in one go?

$100 discount compared to paying for four lots of 3 month renewals – as a lot of low income & financially stressed Canberrans do over the course of a year.

So we have a Government that recently introduced changes at the behest of their Greens partner to make the payment – or avoidance – of (optional) traffic fines and penalties easier on “social justice” grounds (http://the-riotact.com/canberra-gets-new-fine-payment-system/105118), yet remains happy to trouser this impost on (mandatory) registrations across a larger number of people who struggle to financially keep their car on the roads.

Nice.

tactless 11:48 am 20 Sep 13

eyeLikeCarrots said :

Not exactly sure, but now that vehicles under 4.5 tonnes dont get rego stickers anymore I expect that the extra $25 you pay for getting less than 12 full months rego at once will be abolished.

But you know it wont…..

So only those people with vehicles over 4.5 tonnes need to pay $25.00?
I don’t recall ever seeing that the $25.00 surcharge was used to produce a sticker.

caf 11:30 am 20 Sep 13

eyeLikeCarrots said :

Not exactly sure, but now that vehicles under 4.5 tonnes dont get rego stickers anymore I expect that the extra $25 you pay for getting less than 12 full months rego at once will be abolished.

But you know it wont…..

What, you mean the $25 discount you get for paying 12 months in one go?

eyeLikeCarrots 10:17 am 20 Sep 13

Not exactly sure, but now that vehicles under 4.5 tonnes dont get rego stickers anymore I expect that the extra $25 you pay for getting less than 12 full months rego at once will be abolished.

But you know it wont…..

davo101 9:27 am 20 Sep 13

10 seconds that’s all it takes.

I hope I (or anyone else) never have to make use of this service.

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