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Tackling the red tape at two minutes to midnight (Rego stickers too much like tape)

By johnboy - 13 September 2012 25

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 a new business feedback mechanism on red tape, to be delivered through Canberra Connect via a new online “fix my red tape” reporting capability;
— abolishing motor vehicle registration stickers; and
— providing for the e-lodgement of rental bonds.

We will also be undertaking several reviews across Government that will lead to a reduced compliance burden on businesses in the ACT. These reviews will focus on:

— licence terms – with a view to moving away from annual renewals (needed by, for example, motor vehicle repairers) wherever possible, towards longer licence terms;
— police check requirements – with a view to minimising the need for multiple police checks at the same point in time; and
— signage requirements for businesses – with a particular focus on streamlining administrative requirements, such as the requirement to display registration/licence certificates.


UPDATE 13/09/12 09:40: Andrew Barr has tweeted in reply:

What’s Your opinion?


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25 Responses to
Tackling the red tape at two minutes to midnight (Rego stickers too much like tape)
Holden Caulfield 10:05 am 14 Sep 12

krats said :

Rego Stickers And Politicians Should Be Banned From June 2013,As Both Are A Waste Of Time.

So are initial caps on every word of a sentence, quite literally in fact, but that didn’t stop you.

rhino 9:41 am 14 Sep 12

pathvego said :

rhino said :

It would be annoying to be pulled over in NSW etc a lot, but I think they’d get used to it after a while and leave ACT platers alone.

NSW has already decided to get rid of rego stickers from 1st January 2013

http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/making-life-easier-nsw-abolish-registration-stickers-cars

Oh I didn’t realise. That works out well for us then.

krats 8:04 am 14 Sep 12

Rego Stickers And Politicians Should Be Banned From June 2013,As Both Are A Waste Of Time.

maven 7:37 pm 13 Sep 12

No Rego Stickers? No Worries..

This was always expected after NSW abolished Rego Stickers from 1 Jan 2013.

Here is the Free App to your rescue.

http://www.irego.com.au/free-rego-check-app-for-iphone-android.php

cranky 7:22 pm 13 Sep 12

So I will no longer receive a rego label with my rego renewal, as a result of reducing red tape.

But I will lay money that I will still have to attend a shopfront and present the rego papers to get my ‘free’ 10 minute loading zone ticket, covered by the extra fees payable for business vehicles.

No way could Govco include this card with the original rego, or post it out once advised that it was warranted.

My contempt for this pack of germ breaders has only increased.

c_c 6:52 pm 13 Sep 12

Masquara said :

“The government will” …. err, Barr, that should be preceded with “If elected”.

I thought he was just being honest, that regardless of who gets elected, these measures (which mirror those interstate and are just logical improvements) would go ahead.

Primal 6:50 pm 13 Sep 12

shirty_bear said :

Have elections in this country always smelled of desperation?

It’s pretty much a universal phenomenon.

Masquara 6:35 pm 13 Sep 12

“The government will” …. err, Barr, that should be preceded with “If elected”.

c_c 5:30 pm 13 Sep 12

rhino said :

It would be annoying to be pulled over in NSW etc a lot, but I think they’d get used to it after a while and leave ACT platers alone.

huh?

http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/making-life-easier-nsw-abolish-registration-stickers-cars

pathvego 4:51 pm 13 Sep 12

rhino said :

It would be annoying to be pulled over in NSW etc a lot, but I think they’d get used to it after a while and leave ACT platers alone.

NSW has already decided to get rid of rego stickers from 1st January 2013

http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/making-life-easier-nsw-abolish-registration-stickers-cars

rhino 4:34 pm 13 Sep 12

Getting rid of rego stickers could save us some money at least. It would be annoying to be pulled over in NSW etc a lot, but I think they’d get used to it after a while and leave ACT platers alone. But then again they could do it if they don’t like canberrans and claim ignorance. I’ve heard a lot of other states hate canberrans haha.

I’m all for reducing red tape as that is one of my pet peeves. So I’m both excited that this is being raised, but also not very hopeful that it will actually result in anything useful being done.

Truthiness 4:23 pm 13 Sep 12

South Australia has already done away with rego stickers, the downside is getting constantly pulled over as soon as you leave the state

PantsMan 4:19 pm 13 Sep 12

What an absolute joke! Signage requirements for business – WTF? We’ll be the next Silicone Valley after the government reviews the signage that they have forced businesses to display.
Is this the same Government that has:
* banned plastic bags after the Productivity Commission found that a ban would not have a positive cost benefit ratio;
* banned smoking in cars with children; and
* banned smoking in outdoor eating areas?
Andrew Barr is a knob.

p1 3:57 pm 13 Sep 12

I have wondered for years why we still have rego stickers.

shirty_bear 3:46 pm 13 Sep 12

Have elections in this country always smelled of desperation?

Serious question – was it always this way and I just didn’t notice? Or is this the race to the bottom I keep hearing about? Seems to me it began around the Howard era, but that co-incides with me developing some level of awareness.

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