375 Dr H. V. Evatt, Minister for External Affairs, to Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in the United Kingdom
Cablegram S[L]  1 (extract) CANBERRA, n.d.
MOST IMMEDIATE PERSONAL FOR BRUCE TO BE DECYPHERED BY STIRLING 
2. May I point out confidentially how embarrassing it is for the Government to have our decisions over A.I.F. ignored and to send  further request upon the same topic. You are (however) out of touch with home defence position here and that is necessarily a controlling factor. I have already wired to Cripps  as to the matter and greatly fear that if matter goes further damage may be done to the best interests of the Empire.
If I may say so Page  seems to have acted in (direct) opposition to his instructions and matters can hardly continue in this way.
3. I am obliged to you for your assistance over the Lend-Lease Agreement where intervention seems to have had some effect.