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Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1959

Authoritative Version
  • - C1959A00056
  • No longer in force
Act No. 56 of 1959 as made
An Act to amend the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902-1956.
Date of Assent 29 Sep 1959
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1975
Repealed by Postal and Telecommunications Commissions (Transitional Provisions) Act 1975

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES.

 

No. 56 of 1959.

An Act to amend the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902–1956.

[Assented to 29th September, 1959.]

BE it enacted by the Queen’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 1959.

(2.)  The Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902–1956, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902–1959.

Commencement.

2.    This Act shall come into operation on the first day of October, One thousand nine hundred and fifty-nine.


 

First Schedule.

3.   The First Schedule to the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902–1956 is repealed and the following Schedule inserted in its stead:—

“FIRST SCHEDULE.

Rates of Postage.

1. Letters, letter-cards and post-cards                     ..

Five pence for the first ounce or part of an ounce and Three pence for each additional ounce or part of an ounce

2. Newspapers and periodicals registered at a General Post Office and posted by—

In respect of the articles 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

(a) where the articles are posted not later than the twenty-ninth day of February, One thousand nine hundred and sixty—Two pence halfpenny per eight ounces or part of eight ounces; and

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

without limitation as to the number contained in each addressed wrapper

(b) where the articles are posted after that date—Five pence per twelve ounces or part of twelve ounces.

on the aggregate weight of the articles

3. Books registered at a General Post Office and periodicals and newspapers registered at a General Post Office and posted otherwise than as specified in the last preceding item, subject to compliance with the regulations

Five pence per eight ounces or part of eight ounces

4. Articles (other than parcels) not comprised within items 1, 2 and 3

Five pence for the first four ounces or part of four ounces and Three pence for each additional four ounces or part of four ounces ”.