Motor vehicle registration fees tipped to rise

The Northern Territory Opposition expects motor vehicle registration charges to go up in next week's mini-budget.

Labor's Gerry McCarthy is predicting motor vehicle registration charges will rise by 15 per cent, when the Government hands down its mini-budget on Tuesday.

"They are hurting territory families, they're hurting the battlers, they're hurting business and they're reducing consumer confidence, and this is bad for the economy," he said.

Treasurer Robyn Lambley is not ruling out an increase in registration charges but says people will have to wait until Tuesday.

Chief Minister Terry Mills says there will be more money spent on repairs and maintenance of government assets.

Meanwhile, Attorney-General John Elferink has announced that traffic fines will rise by $20.

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