Federal Register of Legislation - Australian Government

Primary content

Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1931

Authoritative Version
  • - C1931A00001
  • No longer in force
Act No. 1 of 1931 as made
An Act to amend the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902-1930.
Date of Assent 25 Mar 1931
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1975
Repealed by Postal and Telecommunications Commissions (Transitional Provisions) Act 1975

No. 1 of 1931.

An Act to amend the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902-1930.

[Assented to 25th March, 1931.]

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 1931.

(2.)  The Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902-1930 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 1902-1931.

Commencement.

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


 

Postage on Second Class Mail Matter.

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

“Second Class Mail Matter (comprising printed papers (including books, periodicals and newspapers not registered at a General Post Office), commercial papers, catalogues, patterns, samples and merchandise) as prescribed

One penny per two ounces or part of two ounces”

and inserting in their stead the words—

 

“Second Class Mail Matter—

 

(a) Commercial papers, patterns, samples and merchandise, as prescribed

One penny per two ounces or part of two ounces

(b) Printed matter (including printed papers, circulars and catalogues, and books, periodicals and newspapers not registered at a General Post Office) as prescribed

One penny per four ounces or part of four ounces”.