Broadcasting and Television

No. 57 of 1966

An Act to amend the Broadcasting and Television Act 19421965 in relation to Pensioners Licence Fees and in relation to Decimal Currency.

[Assented to 29 October 1966]

BE it enacted by the Queens Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title and citation.

1.(1.) This Act may be cited as the Broadcasting and Television Act 1966.

(2.) The Broadcasting and Television Act 19421965 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.


(3.) The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Broadcasting and Television Act 19421966.

Commencement.

2. This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

Licence fees.

3. Section 128 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by omitting paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of sub-section (3.) and inserting in their stead the following paragraphs:—

(a) lives alone; or

(b) lives with another person who, or with other persons each of whom is a person who—

(i) is a pensioner;

(ii) has no income; or

(iii) has an income the rate of which does not exceed an amount per annum equal to the sum of the amount specified in paragraph (a) of sub-section (1a.) of section twenty-eight of the Social Services Act 19471966 and the amount specified in sub-section (2.) of that section.; and

(b) by omitting sub-section (4.) and inserting in its stead the following sub-section:—

(4.) In this section, pensioner means a person who—

(a) is in receipt of a pension under Part III. or Part IV. of the Social Services Act 19471966;

(b) is in receipt of an allowance under section nine of the Tuberculosis Act 1948 and would, but for the receipt of that allowance, be eligible to receive a pension of a kind referred to in the last preceding paragraph;

(c) is in receipt of a service pension, or a pension in respect of total and permanent incapacity, under the Repatriation Act 19201966; or

(d) is in receipt of a pension in respect of total and permanent incapacity under the Repatriation (Far East Strategic Reserve) Act 19561962 or under the Repatriation (Special Overseas Service) Act 19621965..

Amendments in relation to decimal currency.

4. The Principal Act is amended as set out in the Schedule to this Act.


THE SCHEDULE Section 4.

Amendments of the Principal Act in Relation to Decimal Currency

Provisions amended

Omit—

Insert—

Section 46a..........

Two thousand five hundred pounds

Five thousand dollars

Section 56(2.)(b)......

Twenty pounds

Forty dollars

Section 57(1.)........

Two pounds

Four dollars

Section 61(2.)(a)......

Twenty thousand pounds, or

Forty thousand dollars, or

Twenty thousand pounds

Forty thousand dollars

Section 62...........

Twenty thousand pounds

Forty thousand dollars

Section 71...........

Two hundred and fifty pounds

Five hundred dollars

Section 92(2.)........

One thousand pounds

Two thousand dollars

One hundred pounds

Two hundred dollars

Section 92c(1.)........

One hundred pounds

Two hundred dollars

Ten pounds

Twenty dollars

Section 92f(7.)........

One thousand pounds

Two thousand dollars

One hundred pounds

Two hundred dollars

Section 126(1c).......

Twenty-five pounds

Fifty dollars

Section 128(1.)(a)......

Two pounds fifteen shillings

Five dollars fifty cents

Section 128(1.)(b)......

One pound eight shillings

Two dollars eighty cents

Section 128(1a.).......

Six pounds

Twelve dollars

Section 128(1b.).......

Eight pounds ten shillings

Seventeen dollars

Section 128(3.)........

Ten shillings

One dollar

Seven shillings

Seventy cents

Section 128(3a.).......

One pound ten shillings

Three dollars

Section 128(3b.).......

Two pounds

Four dollars

Section 132(3.)(a)......

One hundred pounds

Two hundred dollars

Section 132(3.)(b)......

Five hundred pounds

One thousand dollars