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Bank Notes by Post to Overseas Countries

The Postmaster-General (Mrc C.W. Davidson) said today th at bank notes were s t i l l being detected by his Department in mail fo r overseas, although the sending of bank notes by post was an offence unless the Commonwealth Bank had given i t s approval,

Mre Davidson added th at severe penalties are provided...... for the unauthorised sending of bank notes overseas and, in addition, the contents are lia b le to confiscation, ,

In many eases, the senders of the a rtic le s concerned are New Australians who may not be conversant with the Australian laws regarding the sending of money overseas.

Concluding, Mr, Davidson explained that the tran sfer of money overseas should be arranged through the use of money orders obtainable at post o ffices, or through a Bank,