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Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1923

Authoritative Version
  • - C1923A00016
  • No longer in force
Act No. 16 of 1923 as made
An Act to amend the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902-1920.
Date of Assent 01 Sep 1923
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1975
Repealed by Postal and Telecommunications Commissions (Transitional Provisions) Act 1975

 

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES.

 

No. 16 of 1923.

An Act to amend the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902-1920.

[Assented to 1st September, 1923.]

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 1923.

(2.)  The Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902–1920 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 1902-1923.


Commencement.

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

Part I.—Newspapers.

3.  Part I. of the First Schedule to the Principal Act is amended by omitting therefrom the words—

“On other newspapers posted within the Commonwealth for delivery therein

For each newspaper—One penny per ten ounces or part of ten ounces “

and inserting in their stead the words—

“On newspapers, printed and published in Australia, posted (otherwise than as specified in the foregoing provisions of this Part) within the Commonwealth for delivery therein

For each newspaper—One penny per ten ounces or part of ten ounces, provided that the postage on a package containing more than one newspaper shall not be higher than that chargeable on a package of printed papers of the same weight”.

Part II.—Postal articles.

4.  Part II. of the First Schedule to the Principal Act is repealed and the following Part inserted in its stead:—

Part II.—Postal Articles.

First Column.

Postal Articles.

Second Column.

Rates of Postage.

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

1½d. per 1 oz.

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

Single, l½d. each

Reply, l½d. each half

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

Single, 1d. each

Reply, 1d. each half

Commercial papers, patterns, samples, and merchandise, as prescribed

1d. per 2 oz. or part of 2 oz.

Printed papers (including books, magazines and newspapers not wholly set up and printed in Australia), as prescribed

1d. per 4 oz. or part of 4 oz.

Books printed in Australia, except as prescribed

1d. per 8 oz. or part of 8 oz.

Magazines, reviews, and other similar publications, wholly set up and printed in Australia, and published for sale in numbers at intervals not exceeding three months and posted in covers each containing not more than one magazine, review or publication

1d. per 8 oz. or part of 8 oz.

Catalogues wholly set up and printed in Australia

1d. per 4 oz. or part of 4 oz.

Hansard, that is, reports of Parliamentary debates printed and published by the authority of the Commonwealth or of a State

1d. per 12 oz. or part of 12 oz.