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Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1918

Authoritative Version
  • - C1918A00024
  • No longer in force
Act No. 24 of 1918 as made
An Act to amend the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902-1913.
Date of Assent 19 Oct 1918
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1975
Repealed by Postal and Telecommunications Commissions (Transitional Provisions) Act 1975

 

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES.

 

No. 24 of 1918.

An Act To Amend the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902-1913.

[Assented to 19th October, 1918.]

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 Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1918.

(2)     The Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902-1913 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

(3.)     The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902-1918.

Commencement.

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


 

3.    After section six of the Principal Act the following section is inserted:—

War postage

“6a.   In addition to the rates of postage prescribed by Parts I. and II. of the First Schedule to this Act, there shall be payable for the newspapers and postal articles set Out in the first column of Part III. of that Schedule, and posted within the Commonwealth for delivery therein, the rates of war postage as set out in the second column of that part.”

4.    After Part II. of the First Schedule to the Principal Act the following Part is inserted:—

PART III.—WAR POSTAGE.

First Schedule Part III.

First Column.

Second Column.

Newspapers and Postal Articles.

Rate of War Postage.

Newspapers posted (without condition as to the number contained in each addressed wrapper) by registered newspaper proprietors, or by newsvendors, or returned by an agent or newsvendor to the publishing office

½d. per 20 ounces on the aggregate weight of newspapers so posted by any one person at any one time.

Other Newspapers..............................................................................

½d. per newspaper.

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

½d. per letter.

Letter Cards........................................................................................

Single, ½d. each;

Reply, ½d. each half.

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

Single, ½d. each;

Reply, ½d. each half.

Packets, as prescribed, consisting of any of the other Postal articles specified in the first Column of Part II. of this Schedule

½d. per packet.