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Postal Rates (Defence Forces) Act 1939

Authoritative Version
Act No. 48 of 1939 as made
An Act to provide for Special Rates of Postage. for Mail Matter addressed to or posted by Members of the Naval, Military and Air Forces of the Commonwealth.
Date of Assent 11 Dec 1939
Date of repeal 01 Feb 1961
Repealed by Post and Telegraph Act 1960

POSTAL RATES (DEFENCE FORCES).

 

No. 48 of 1939.

An Act to provide for Special Rates of Postage for Mail Matter addressed to or posted by Members of the Naval, Military and Air Forces of the Commonwealth.

[Assented to 11th December, 1939.]

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.

1.  This Act may be cited as the Postal Rates (Defence Forces) Act 1939.


 

Commencement

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

Incorporation.

3.  The Post and Telegraph Act 1901–1934 shall be incorporated and read as one with this Act.

Definitions.

4.  In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears—“member of the Forces” means—

(a) a member of the permanent Naval, Military or Air Forces of the Commonwealth;

(b) any other member of the Naval, Military or Air Forces of the Commonwealth who has been called up or enlisted for war service; or

(c) a member of the Militia Forces of the Commonwealth while in camp;

“rates of postage” means charges for the transmission of the postal articles specified in the Schedule to this Act.

Rates of postage.

5.  Subject to such conditions as to addressing, marking and transmission as the Postmaster-General determines, the rates of postage on letters letter-cards, post-cards, printed matter, merchandise, books, periodicals, newspapers and parcels posted within the Commonwealth—

(a) by a member of the Forces and addressed to any person within the Commonwealth; or

(b) by any person and addressed to a member of the Forces either within or beyond the Commonwealth, shall be as set out in the Schedule to this Act.

Act not to apply to Departmental correspondence.

6.  The provisions of this Act shall not apply to any postal article posted by or on behalf of a Department of the Commonwealth or of a State.

Duration of Act.

7.  This Act shall continue in force until a date to be fixed by proclamation and no longer.

 

THE SCHEDULE.

 

Letters and Letter-cards............................

One penny for each ounce or fraction of an ounce.

Post-cards.................................................

One penny each.

Printed Matter...........................................

One penny for each eight ounces or fraction of eight ounces.

Merchandise.............................................

One penny for each four ounces or fraction of four ounces.

Books, Periodicals and Newspapers.........

One penny for each twelve ounces or fraction of twelve ounces.

Parcels......................................................

Sixpence for the first pound and threepence for each succeeding pound.