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Post and Telegraph Act 1966

Authoritative Version
  • - C1966A00007
  • No longer in force
Act No. 7 of 1966 as made
An Act to amend the Post and Telegraph Act 1901-1965 in relation to Money Orders and Postal Orders and in relation to Decimal Currency.
Date of Assent 29 Apr 1966
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1975
Repealed by Postal and Telecommunications Commissions (Transitional Provisions) Act 1975

Post and Telegraph

No. 7 of 1966

An Act to amend the Post and Telegraph Act 1901–1965 in relation to Money Orders and Postal Orders and in relation to Decimal Currency.

[Assented to 29 April, 1966]

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 1966.

(2.)  The Post and Telegraph Act 1901–1965 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 Act 1901–1966.

Commencement.

2.—(1.)  Sections 1, 2, 9 and 11 of this Act shall come into operation on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

(2.)  The remaining sections of this Act shall come into operation on the first day of June, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-six.

Heading.

3.  Before section 1 of the Principal Act the following heading is inserted:—

“Part I.—Preliminary.”.

4.  The heading appearing before section 3 of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section and heading are inserted in its stead:—

Parts.

“2a. This Act is divided into Parts, as follows:—

Part I.—Preliminary (Sections 1–2a).

Part 1a.—General (Sections 3–65).

Part II.—Conveyance of Mails by Ships (Sections 66–73). Part III.—Money Orders and Postal Orders (Sections 74–79).

Part IV—Telegraphs (Sections 80–96).

Part V.—Regulations (Section 97).

Part VI.—Penalties (Sections 98–139).

Part VII.—Protection of Telegraph Lines from Injurious Affection by Electric Lines or Works (Sections 140–150).


 

Part VIII.—Legal Proceedings (Sections 151–156).

Part IX—Notice and Limitation of Actions (Sections 157–159).

“Part Ia.—General.”.

Interpretation of terms.

5.  Section 3 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by omitting the definition of “Money order” and inserting in its stead the following definition:—

“ ‘Money order’ means a money order issued under this Act or a money order or similar instrument issued by any postal authority outside the Commonwealth for payment in the Commonwealth.”; and

(b) by omitting the definition of “Postal note” and inserting in its stead the following definition:—

“ ‘Postal order’ means a postal order issued under this Act or a postal order or similar instrument issued by any postal authority outside the Commonwealth for payment in the Commonwealth.”.

Heading.

6.  The heading to Part III. of the Principal Act is repealed and the following heading inserted in its stead:—

“Part III.—Money Orders and Postal Orders.”.

7.  Sections 74, 75 and 76 of the Principal Act are repealed and the following sections inserted in their stead:—

Arrangements for money orders and postal orders.

“74.—(1.) The Commonwealth may make arrangements with the Government of a country outside Australia for the payment in the Commonwealth of money orders or postal orders issued in that country and for the payment in that country of money orders or postal orders issued in the Commonwealth, and for the accounting for, and transmission of, moneys for those purposes.

“(2.)  The Postmaster-General may make arrangements with an authority of a Territory of the Commonwealth not forming part of the Commonwealth, including the Territory of Nauru, for the payment in the Commonwealth of money orders or postal orders issued in that Territory and for the payment in that Territory of money orders or postal orders issued in the Commonwealth, and for the accounting for, and transmission of, moneys for those purposes.

“(3.)  Subject to the regulations, the Director-General may arrange for the issue and payment of money orders and postal orders within the Commonwealth.


 

Amount and cost of money orders and postal orders.

“75.—(1.) A money order shall not be issued for an amount exceeding the prescribed amount.

“(2.)  A postal order shall not be issued for an amount exceeding the prescribed amount.

“(3.)  The Postmaster-General may make the prescribed charges in respect of money orders and postal orders.”.

Amendments in relation to postal orders.

8.  The Principal Act is amended as set out in the First Schedule to this Act.

Amendments in relation to decimal currency.

9.  The Principal Act is amended as set out in the Second Schedule to this Act.

Application of amendments.

10.   The amendments made by sections 5, 6, 7 and 8 of this Act do not have effect in relation to postal notes issued before the commencement of this section.

Regulations.

11.   Regulations for the purposes of the Principal Act as amended by this Act may be made at any time after this Act receives the Royal Assent, but any regulations so made before the first day of June, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-six, shall not come into operation before that date.

 

THE SCHEDULES

first schedule                                                  Section 8.

Amendments in Relation to Postal Orders

Provisions amended

Amendments

Section 38...................

Omit from sub-section (3.) “postal notes”, insert “postal orders”.

Section 64...................

Omit from sub-section (1.) “postal notes”, insert “postal orders”.

Section 78...................

Omit “postal note”(wherever occurring), insert “postal order”.

Section 79...................

Omit “postal note”, insert “postal order”.

Section 97...................

Omit from paragraph (l) “postal notes”, insert “postal orders”.

Section 100.................

Omit from paragraph (c) “or postal notes” (wherever occurring), insert”, postal notes or postal orders”.

Section 101.................

Omit “or postal notes”, insert “, postal notes or postal orders”.

Section 123.................

Omit “postal note”, insert “postal order”.

Section 135.................

Omit “postal note”, insert “postal order”.

Section 152.................

Omit from sub-section (1.) “postal notes”, insert “postal orders”.

Section 159.................

Omit “postal note” (wherever occurring), insert “postal order”.

 


 

SECOND SCHEDULE                                        Section 9.

Amendments in Relation to Decimal Currency

Provisions amended

Omit—

Insert—

Section 13..................................................................

Five pounds

Ten dollars

Section 29 (1.)...........................................................

Five shillings

Fifty cents

Section 38 (3.)...........................................................

Five shillings

Fifty cents

Section 47 (2.)...........................................................

Five pounds

Ten dollars

Section 50..................................................................

Two pounds

Four dollars

 

Five pounds

Ten dollars

Section 53..................................................................

Forty shillings

Four dollars

Section 66..................................................................

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 67 (2.)...........................................................

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 68..................................................................

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 69 (2.)...........................................................

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 71 (2.)...........................................................

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 72..................................................................

One hundred pounds

Two hundred dollars

Section 73..................................................................

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 95 (3.)...........................................................

One hundred pounds

Two hundred dollars

Section 97 (t).............................................................

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 98 (1.)...........................................................

Five pounds

Ten dollars

 

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 102................................................................

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 103 (1.).........................................................

One pound

Two dollars

 

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 104................................................................

One pound

Two dollars

 

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 105................................................................

One pound

Two dollars

 

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 106................................................................

One pound

Two dollars

 

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 107................................................................

One hundred pounds

Two hundred dollars

Section 108................................................................

Twenty-five pounds

Fifty dollars

Section 109................................................................

Twenty-five pounds

Fifty dollars

Section 110................................................................

Ten pounds

Twenty dollars

Section 111................................................................

One hundred pounds

Two hundred dollars

Section 112................................................................

One hundred pounds

Two hundred dollars

Section 113................................................................

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 115................................................................

One hundred pounds

Two hundred dollars

Section 116................................................................

One hundred pounds

Two hundred dollars

Section 117................................................................

Twenty-five pounds

Fifty dollars

Section 117a (1.).......................................................

Ten pounds

Twenty dollars

Section 118................................................................

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 119 (1.).........................................................

Ten pounds

Twenty dollars

Section 119 (2.).........................................................

Five pounds

Ten dollars

Section 120................................................................

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 121................................................................

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 122................................................................

Five pounds

Ten dollars

Section 125................................................................

One hundred pounds

Two hundred dollars

Section 127................................................................

One hundred pounds

Two hundred dollars

Section 128 (1.).........................................................

Five pounds

Ten dollars

Section 129................................................................

Two pounds

Four dollars

 

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 130................................................................

Twenty-five pounds

Fifty dollars

Section 131................................................................

Ten pounds

Twenty dollars

Section 133 (1.).........................................................

Twenty pounds

Forty dollars

 

Two pounds

Four dollars

Section 134................................................................

One hundred pounds

Two hundred dollars

Section 137 (2.).........................................................

Twenty-five pounds

Fifty dollars

Section 138................................................................

Twenty-five pounds

Fifty dollars

Section 139................................................................

Five pounds

Ten dollars

Section 143 (2.).........................................................

Ten pounds

Twenty dollars

 

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

 


 

Second Schedule—continued

Provisions amended

Omit—

Insert—

Section 144 (1.) (f)..................................

Ten pounds

Twenty dollars

Section 144 (1.) (g).................................

Ten pounds

Twenty dollars

 

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 145 (1.).......................................

Twenty pounds

Forty dollars

Section 145 (3.).......................................

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

Section 146.............................................

Ten pounds, and

Twenty dollars, and

 

Ten pounds

Twenty dollars

Section 148 (1.).......................................

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

 

Five pounds

Ten dollars