S 85J repealed by No 137 of 2000, s 3 and
Sch 2 item 155, effective 24 May 2001.
Act No 137 of 2000 contained the following transitional provisions,
effective 24 May 2001:
the amendment or repeal of a provision, that provision continues to apply,
after the commencement of this item, in relation to:
an offence committed before the commencement of this item; or
proceedings for an offence alleged
to have been committed before the commencement of this item; or
any matter connected with, or arising
out of, such proceedings;
as if the
amendment or repeal had not been made.
(1) does not limit the operation of section
Acts Interpretation Act 1901
in force immediately before the commencement of this item required that a
notice set out the effect of one or more other provisions; and
any or all of those other provisions
are repealed; and
first-mentioned provision is amended;
amendment of the first-mentioned provision does not affect the validity of
such a notice that was given before the commencement of this item.
S 85J formerly read:
Fraudulently removing postage stamps
person shall not fraudulently:
an article any postage stamp affixed to, or printed on, the article;
remove from a postage stamp that has
previously been used any postmark made on the stamp; or
use for postal purposes a postage stamp that
has previously been used for postal services or has been obliterated or defaced.
Imprisonment for 1 year.
proceedings for an offence against paragraph (1)(c), proof that the defendant
caused an article to or on which a postage stamp that had previously been
used for postal services, or had been obliterated or defaced, was affixed
or printed to be carried by post is prima facie evidence that the defendant
used the stamp affixed to, or printed on, the article for postal purposes.