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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:

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JC 8:31 am 15 Sep 12

devils_advocate said :

I like rego stickers. Makes it easier for me to check when the regos on my various cars are due.

You do realise the government sends out renewal notices. That kinda makes it easy too. Unless of course you don’t live at the address where the car is registered.

JC 8:29 am 15 Sep 12

Truthiness said :

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

South Australia has also done away with the thin plastic shopping bags too! But fear not about being pulled over other states too are going rego stickerless including NSW and I beleive WA has or is about to do the same too.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:25 am 15 Sep 12

PantsMan said :

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.

Do you honestly take issue with both those smoking bans?

dph 11:13 pm 14 Sep 12

On the subject of rego stickers, I like them for the comedy value. I parked next to a car last week that was 6 months over due.

My mate lives in a complex & there’s that sometimes parks in the guest parking space. The rego sticker on it is green (2011 sticker).

No idea how people get away with it?

Jethro 10:57 pm 14 Sep 12

Holden Caulfield said :

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.

Welcome Back Kratz.

I Like Trolls Who Go The Extra Mile For Their Art.

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