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Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1941

Authoritative Version
  • - C1941A00054
  • No longer in force
Act No. 54 of 1941 as made
An Act to amend the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902-1940.
Date of Assent 03 Dec 1941
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1975
Repealed by Postal and Telecommunications Commissions (Transitional Provisions) Act 1975

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES.

 

No. 54 of 1941.

An Act to amend the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902–1940.

[Assented to 3rd December, 1941.]

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 1941.

(2.)  The Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902–1940 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 1902–1941.

Commencement.

2.   This Act shall come into operation on a date 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 set out in Parts I. and II of the First Schedule to this Act, there shall be payable the rates of war postage set out in Part III. of that Schedule.”.

First Schedule.

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

“Part III.

First Column.

Second Column.

Postal Articles.

Rates of War Postage.

Newspapers registered at a General Post Office posted (without condition as to the number contained in each addressed wrapper) by—

One half-penny per twenty ounces or part of twenty ounces on the aggregate weight of newspapers posted by any one person at any one time

(a) the proprietors thereof to bona fide subscribers and to newsvendors and agents for the purpose of sale; and

(b) newsvendors and agents to bona fide subscribers, and to other newsvendors and agents for the purpose of sale

Periodicals registered at a General Post Office posted (without condition as to the number contained in each addressed wrapper) by—

One half-penny per sixteen ounces or part of sixteen ounces on the aggregate weight of periodicals posted by any one person at any one time

(a) the proprietors thereof to bona fide subscribers and to newsvendors and agents for the purpose of sale: and

(b) newsvendors and agents to bona fide subscribers, and to other newsvendors and agents for the purpose of sale

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

One half-penny per letter

Lettercards...............................................................................

One half-penny per letter-card

Postcards..................................................................................

One half-penny per postcard

Second Class Mail Matter—

 

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

One half-penny per postal article

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

One half-penny per postal article

Third Class Mail Matter (comprising books, periodicals and newspapers registered at a General Post Office posted otherwise than as specified in Part I. of this Schedule) as prescribed

One half-penny per postal article

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

One half-penny per postal article”.