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Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1940

Authoritative Version
  • - C1940A00023
  • No longer in force
Act No. 23 of 1940 as made
An Act to amend the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902-1931.
Date of Assent 31 May 1940
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1975
Repealed by Postal and Telecommunications Commissions (Transitional Provisions) Act 1975

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES.

 

No. 23 of 1940.

An Act to amend the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902-1931.

[Assented to 31st May, 1940.]

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 1940.

(2.)   The Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902-1931 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 1902-1940.

Commencement.

2.  This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by Proclamation.


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

Northern Territory to form part of South Australia.

“4a.  For the purposes of this Act, the Northern Territory shall be deemed to be part of the State of South Australia.”.

Regulations.

4.   Section nine of the Principal Act is amended by omitting paragraph (a).

Second Schedule.

5.   The Second Schedule to the Principal Act is repealed and the following Schedule inserted in its stead:—

“SECOND SCHEDULE.

Part I.—Ordinary Telegrams.

Between offices which are not more than fifteen miles apart.

Between offices which are more than fifteen miles apart.

Including address and signature—

 

 

Not exceeding fourteen words.......................................

Ninepence........

One shilling

Each additional word.....................................................

One penny........

One penny

Double the foregoing rates shall be charged for the transmission of—

(a) urgent telegrams; and

(b) telegrams on the public service when required, under section ninety-five of the Post and Telegraph Act 1901-1934, to be transmitted before other telegrams.

The rates specified in this Part are exclusive of porterage charges.

Part II.—Press Telegrams, as Prescribed.

(a) Telegrams (accepted for transmission subject to the prescribed conditions) relating to Parliamentary, Executive, Departmental and other Commonwealth Proceedings as prescribed—

Including address and signature—

 

Not exceeding twenty-five words..............................................................

One shilling and fourpence

Exceeding twenty-five but not exceeding fifty words................................

One shilling and eight-pence

Exceeding fifty but not exceeding one hundred words...............................

Two shillings

Every additional fifty words or portion of fifty words...............................

Eightpence

(b) Other telegrams, accepted for transmission subject to the prescribed conditions—

Between offices which are in the same State.

Between offices which are not In the same State.

Including address and signature—

 

 

Not exceeding twenty-five words.............................

Eightpence.........

One shilling and fourpence

Exceeding twenty-five but not exceeding fifty words

Elevenpence......

One shilling and tenpence

Exceeding fifty but not exceeding one hundred words

One shilling and ninepence.........

Three shillings and sixpence

Every additional fifty words or portion of fifty words

Eightpence.........

One shilling and fourpence

The rates specified in this Part are exclusive of porterage charges.


Part III.—Broadcasting Telegrams, as Prescribed.

Telegrams, accepted for transmission subject to the prescribed conditions—the same rates as are specified in Part. II. of this Schedule.

Part IV.—Letter Telegrams, as Prescribed.

Telegrams, accepted for transmission subject to the prescribed conditions— including address and signature, One shilling and threepence for the first thirty words and one halfpenny for each additional word.

Part V.—Shipping Telegrams.

Telegrams relating to the movements of shipping, sent by officers of the Commonwealth Navigation and Lighthouse Services, for the purpose of being posted up at telegraph offices—the same rates as are specified in paragraph (b) of Part II. of this Schedule.

Part VI.—Meteorological Telegrams.

Telegrams transmitted to or from Commonwealth meteorological offices or stations—free.”.