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Post and Telegraph Act 1965

Authoritative Version
  • - C1965A00149
  • No longer in force
Act No. 149 of 1965 as made
An Act to amend the Post and Telegraph Act 1901-1961 in relation to Decimal Currency.
Date of Assent 18 Dec 1965
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1975
Repealed by Postal and Telecommunications Commissions (Transitional Provisions) Act 1975

Post and Telegraph

No. 149 of 1965

An Act to amend the Post and Telegraph Act 1901-1961 in relation to Decimal Currency.

[Assented to 18 December, 1965]

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 Act 1965.

(2.)  The Post and Telegraph Act 1901-1961, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Post and Telegraph Act 1901-1965.

Commencement.

2.   This Act shall come into operation on the fourteenth day of February, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-six.

Undelivered postal articles.

3.   Section 46 of the Post and Telegraph Act 1901-1961 is amended—

(a) by omitting from sub-section (2.) the words “, and which is transmissible at a rate of not less than One penny for two ounces,”; and

(b) by omitting sub-section (3.).

Validity and value of postage stamps issued in former currency.

4.—(1.)   During the period from and including the fourteenth day of February, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-six, to and including the thirteenth day of February, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-eight, postage stamps indicating an amount in the currency provided for by the Coinage Act 1909-1947 may be used for any purpose for which postage stamps may be used under a law in force in the Commonwealth.

(2.)  The equivalent amount in the currency provided for by the Currency Act 1965 to an amount in the currency provided for by the Coinage Act 1909-1947 indicated on a postage stamp shall, subject to the next succeeding sub-section, be calculated on the basis of the equivalents specified in sub-section (4.) of section 8 of the Currency Act 1965.

(3.)  Where the amount indicated in the currency provided for by the Coinage Act 1907-1947 on a postage stamp is an amount of shillings and pence or pence, the corresponding amount in the


 

currency provided for by the Currency Act 1965 shall be calculated on the basis that an amount of pence specified in the first column in the table set out in sub-section (3.) of section 11 of the Currency Act 1965 corresponds to the amount of cents specified in the second column of that table opposite to that amount of pence.

Exchange of stamps issued in former currency.

5.—(1.)  Subject to the next succeeding sub-section, during the period from and including the fourteenth day of February, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-six, to and including the thirteenth day of February, One thousand nine hundred and seventy-one, postage stamps indicating an amount in the currency provided for by the Coinage Act 1909-1947 may be exchanged at a post office for stamps indicating an amount in the currency provided for by the Currency Act 1965 that is calculated in accordance with the last preceding section.

(2.)  Postage stamps indicating an amount in the currency provided for by the Coinage Act 1909-1947 may only be so presented for exchange if the total amount indicated on the stamps presented is Sixpence or a multiple of Sixpence.