114 Mr R. G. Casey, Minister to the United States, to Sir Henry Gullett, Minister for External Affairs
Letter WASHINGTON, 26 February 1940
My telegram to you No. 32/40 of 23rd February , regarding the World's Fair in New York, raises at once the question of channels of communication on certain matters which I think should be settled without delay. I am sure you will agree that, on any question affecting this country, and involving Australian government policy, I should be advised first, even though it be a matter, such as the New York World's Fair, which as regards details is dealt with by Macgregor.  Otherwise I may be placed in an embarrassing position with the Administration here. I do not for a moment suggest that on matters of detail the Department should not communicate direct with Macgregor-in fact I think they should do so-but on matters of policy or anything which may involve discussions with or representations to the State Department, I think all communications should be sent to me in the first place and I hope you will be able to arrange this with your several colleagues.
[R. G. CASEY]