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Old 07-04-2002, 20:46   #1 (permalink)
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Having just remarried, Jill (my spouse) goes to the RTA to have her name changed on her license. Armed with the original marriage certificate provided by the celebrant we confidently march to the counter and get told that she can't change her name until she has a marriage certificate.

Excuse me says Jill what is this. Ahh we can't accept that says the RTA because it is a commemorative wedding certificate. Says RTA, we need to pay 30 odd bucks to get a "standard" wedding certificate from Births Deaths and Marriages.

Talk about bureaucracy for bureaucracy sake.

So guess who is writing to the Premier, Transport Minister, local member, federal member, RTA, state ombudsman and consumer affairs (any one we have forgotten). If we draw a blank watch for us possibly on Current Affair. This is bloody ridiculous and we are takin' it all the way baby!

BTW every other federal and state government agency, bank etc etc etc have accepted our commemorative certificate, no problems.

I'm actually half tempted to get an official commemorative wedding certificate from BD&M and see if they accept that.

Sufferin sukatash.

Is there a time limit in NSW on advising changes of name, address etc?


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Old 07-04-2002, 22:00   #2 (permalink)
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You should try a different RTA office. Maybe a different person won't have an attitude towards you.

I remember a while back Kelli posted saying the RTA stuffed up something on her rego renewal and then they refused to change it back without some documentation (can't remember exactly - pink slip, blue slip, engineers certificate...). Anyway, she went to a country RTA office and they were very helpful and fixed up the error without any dramas.

Here's the thread: http://discussions.fordforums.com/sh...threadid=15482
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Old 07-04-2002, 22:02   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks mate, haven't tried another RTA office but we did ring HO and they confirmed what the guy at branch level said. Will give the other office a go though, you just never know your luck
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Thanks mate, haven't tried another RTA office but we did ring HO and they confirmed what the guy at branch level said. Will give the other office a go though, you just never know your luck
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RTA in NSW - a story added here to for your amazement:

I was not there in the NW NSW country town when this happened but it was mentioned in the NSW Upper House by John Tingle (Shooters Party) for investigation of the bureaucrats and the newfangled rules & red tape regarding identity being kept secret.

A local farmer, busted broke because of banks and drought, has sold up nearly everything to keep food on the table. So he is down to just one road regd vehicle, an "Ag Bike". You know, rough, handle bar guards, blue cattle hairs on the rear rack, split vinyl seat, etc. And the bike has to have the rego renewed -- which is the start of his drama....

He is in line at the little Rego office. The half-cocked customer in front gets to the counter lady and goes postal about being a DUI-surrender-of-licence or something (he is really p.o.) and the dude storms out slamming doors, pushing pot plants over etc. Everyone watches "the scene". Everyone saw him and heard his yelling.

Then all is calm again, and everyone resumes the normal RTA office scene again, and then in a minute the unmistakeable noise of the "Ag Bike" alerts the old farmer that someone is flogging his bike! His only transport back out to the property 30 minutes away! He shouts and everyone sees the bad tempered postal dude riding the "Ag Bike" out the driveway and disappearing down the street...
"Get the Police onto him" they all say and "Tell them to get him at his address..."


"No." "We can't.." say the staff. "No way we can legally do it"

Fast Forward...The local plod eventually goes out to see the farmer on his property and explains that the process of obtaining the thiefs address has begun and will eventually be alright in a coupla months.

"But you could've been onto him the same hour.."

"Sorry its all a bit of a mess, but..."
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