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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 6 Hansard (19 June) . . Page.. 2224..


Motor vehicle inspection

(Question No 723)

Mr Cornwell

asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

With reference to the proposed continuous registration of motor vehicles:

(1) What is the situation if motor registration lapses and the vehicle owner subsequently decides to sell the vehicle, does the new owner have to pay the registration back to the lapsed date;

(2) If so, why.

Mr Wood

: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) Yes, the backdating provisions of continuous registration will apply to any registration other than a seasonal registration;

(2) The backdating provisions of continuous registration provide a strong incentive for people to renew vehicle registration on time. Under continuous registration a person who allows his or her vehicle registration to expire and then sells the vehicle will effectively be passing on the backdating costs to the buyer. As with a vehicle sold under the current registration arrangements, the amount or lack of registration and any additional costs on a vehicle sold under continuous registration will likely be a factor in the price paid for the vehicle. In this scenario it is in the interest of the buyer to factor the backdating amount, which is the result of the inaction of the seller, into price negotiations.

Canberra Tourism and Events Corporation

(Question No 725)

Mr Cornwell

asked the Minister for Economic Development, Business and Tourism, upon notice, on 18 June 2003.

(1) Is it a fact that Canberra's international Airport has acted as a departure and arrival point for flights to New Zealand and if so, is it intended to develop this direct traffic:

(2) Does Canberra Tourism and Events Corporation (CTEC) plan to market Canberra in New Zealand newspapers and if so, why has it not done so to date;

(3) Does CTEC plan to advertise in monthly airline periodicals and if so, why has it not done so to date.

Mr Quinlan

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:


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