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Postal Rates Act 1910

Authoritative Version
Act No. 24 of 1910 as made
An Act relating to Postal Rates.
Date of Assent 25 Nov 1910
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1975
Repealed by Postal and Telecommunications Commissions (Transitional Provisions) Act 1975

 

POSTAL RATES.

 

No. 24 of 1910.

An Act relating to Postal Rates.

[Assented to 25th November, 1910.]

BE it enacted by the King’s 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 Postal Rates Act 1910.

(2.)  The Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

(3.)  The Principal Act, as amended by the Tasmanian Cable Rates Act 1906 and by this Act, may be cited as the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902-1910.

Commencement.

2.  This Act shall commence on a day to be fixed by proclamation.

State regulating rates.

3.  Section two of the Post and Telegraph Act 1901 is amended by omitting therefrom all words from and including “But the regulations in force in any State” to the end of the section.


Amendment of s. 6.

4.  Section six of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by inserting therein, after the words “set out in” the words “Part I. of”, and

(b) by adding thereto the following sub-section:—

Letter, &c., rates.

“(2.)  The rates of postage for the postal articles set out in the first column of Part II. of the First Schedule and posted within the Commonwealth for delivery therein shall be as set out in the second column of that Part.”

Amendment of s. 9.

5.  Section nine of the Principal Act is amended by omitting therefrom the words “and letters.”

Amendment of postal rates.

6.  The First Schedule to the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by inserting therein before the word “Newspapers” the words “Part I.”, and

(b) by adding thereto Part II. as follows:—

“PART II.—POSTAL ARTICLES.

First Column.

———

Postal Articles.

Second Column.

——

Rates of Postage.

Letters.......................................................................................

1d. per ½ ounce.

Letter-Cards............................................................................

Single, 1d. each.

Reply, 1d. each half.

Post Cards................................................................................

Single, 1d. each.

Reply, 1d. each half.

Printed Papers as Prescribed..................................................

½d. per 2 ounces or part of 2 ounces.

Books Printed outside Australia...........................................

½d. per 4 ounces or part of 4 ounces.

Books Printed in Australia.....................................................

½d. per 8 ounces or part of 8 ounces.

Magazines.—That is to say—

 

(a) magazines, reviews, serials, and other similar publications printed and published in Australia in numbers at intervals not exceeding three months............................................................................................

½d. per 8 ounces or part of 8 ounces.

(b) magazines, reviews, serials, and other similar publications (including newspapers) printed and published outside Australia in numbers at intervals not exceeding three months.................................................

½d. per 4 ounces or part of 4 ounces.

Hansard.—That is, reports of Parliamentary Debates printed and published by the authority of the Commonwealth or of a State

½d. per 12 ounces or part of 12 ounces.

Commercial Papers, Patterns, Samples, and Merchandise as Prescribed............................................................................................

1d. per 2 ounces or part of 2 ounces.”