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The Comrade Saves You

By che - 17 September 2007 14

…$10.35

Yes he has come out and proudly stated that he has brought about a reduction in compulsory third party car insurance of $10.35(on average).

So while we’re still stuck with a NRMA monopoly providing us compulsory third party insurance, Stanhope thinks he’s doing us the big favour of saving us $10.35. I pay around $650 (rego and TPI) for my car in the ACT. What do our over the border brethen pay where there is some competition in the TPI market?

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The Comrade Saves You
VYBerlinaV8 now_with 1:18 pm 18 Sep 07

Of course you can renew NSW rego online. You buy your green slip online (at the price appropriate for your age and risk and from your supplier of choice, NOT the blanket supplier and risk category everyone pays in ACT), you arrange a vehicle inspection (remember them – where someone determines whether your car is actually roadworthy) which is electronically sent to the RTA, then you get on the RTA website and pay your rego. Easy! Also cheaper than ACT because of the green slip factor…

boomacat 10:42 am 18 Sep 07

You can’t renew NSW rego online? Philistines!

caf 10:27 am 18 Sep 07

The same press release che linked mentions that legislation to introduce competition into the ACT CTP market will be put before the assembly in the spring sittings.

Thumper 8:03 am 18 Sep 07

I really couldn’t be bothered commenting on this.

Except that I just have….

Cameron 11:32 pm 17 Sep 07

$10.35? Fantastic. The comrade = our saviour.

ant 8:24 pm 17 Sep 07

The other convenient thing with the ACT rego system is that you can re-register the car online, and the sticker turns up in the mail. I love it. for the past few years, I’ve registered the car for the period I’m in Oz, the car sits in the shed while I’m O/S, and a week before I fly home I fill in the ACT Gov’t online form and the sticker is waiting for me when I arrive home from the airport. Brilliant.

boomacat 7:45 pm 17 Sep 07

Not sure about the price of CTP insurance in NSW (as a component of rego cost), but it should be noted that since the introduction of so called tort law reform in NSW, CTP insurance there doesn’t actually offer much protection.

So, while you fork out the cash to the insurance company, the poor chump you injure with your car (or you if someone else hits you with their vehicle) doesn’t actually get much benefit out of it in the event of an accident (they’re pretty much screwed).

In the ACT on the other hand, you are still pretty much entitled to your full common law rights.

I agree with others that it’s good to be able to just pay for rego in 3, 6 month lots, rather than a whole year at a time.

Cars are expensive, I wish we had a decent public transport system so i didn’t have to own one!

cranky 6:00 pm 17 Sep 07

It now costs me over $1000 for rego on the Commodore wagon. This of course also covers the ‘FREE’ 10 minute loading zone permit. Interestingly, this is the exact same charge levied on a 2.5 tonne 4wd.
This has to be the most expensive rego in Australia.

H 5:03 pm 17 Sep 07

The compulsory pink slips prior to yearly rego for cars of a certain age in NSW are a PAIN though. A yearly roadworthy check costs what $50? and then every dodgy mechanic I ever saw to get a pink slip made sure I had to pay heaps more to get the damn slip – “Oooh your washer fluid isn’t squirting high enough on the windscreen!! UMAH I fixed it. That’ll be 50 bucks extra thanks”.

In the ACT we can also pay for 3 and 6 monthly car rego – do you get that in NSW? It helps if you are broke. Might cost more in the long run, but at least you can scrape enough money together to eat when rego is due.

Jonathon Reynolds 5:01 pm 17 Sep 07

hmmm… so they aren’t using the revenue from the speed cameras to offset registration and insurance costs (now that we are all driving slower)

Gungahlin Al 4:55 pm 17 Sep 07

Is that it???

The big announcement a few months back was that it would make a difference. And it was meant to be dropping the monopoly to make just-as-guilty-NRM-bloody-A compete – not just dropping the maximum they can charge.

The price of 3 coffees a year? Whoop-de-bloody-doo!

If it were just the rego, it wouldn’t be much of an issue. But people in Canberra are getting shafted on virtually everything that contributes to the cost of living. Doctors, dentists, food, dining, land, builders, rent, fuel, cable, it goes on.

It’s like every business is in on the big secret, and we all just cop it sweet, because we’re all on such *big* wages we can afford it…

About the only thing that isn’t more expensive than everywhere else is…coffee.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with 4:48 pm 17 Sep 07

I too love living in NSW…

Snahons_scv6_berlina 4:41 pm 17 Sep 07

i love living in NSW 🙂

Maelinar 3:46 pm 17 Sep 07

RESPEKT CHE’s MONOPOLY

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