The Government has no plans to scrap car registration fees, despite Transport Minister Phil Twyford calling them a "giant revenue gathering device" while in Opposition.
Mr Twyford's office said he's received official advice on removing car registration fees and has decided "not to pursue it at this time".
Mr Twyford's focus is on urgent commitments, including "tackling the housing crisis", his office said.
In 2017, as an Opposition MP, Mr Twyford said the 235,000 fines issued annually due to lapsed vehicle registration was out of control.
"I think most people think there must be a good reason for it, it's about safety or whatever. But no, it's just about revenue gathering," he told Stuff at the time.
He said the money would be better lumped in with the Warrant of Fitness or an increase to the fuel tax.
Car registration costs $52 a year. The fine for an expired registration is $200.