65 Commonwealth Government to Attlee
Cablegram 467  CANBERRA, 24 October 1942
Your telegrams Circular D.418, 419, 420 and 428.  As already indicated, His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth of Australia is in agreement with the relinquishment of extra- territorial rights in China and proposes to negotiate a separate agreement on the subject with the Chinese Government. 
2. The Commonwealth Government does not propose that this draft treaty should extend beyond the subject of extra-territoriality
nor is it proposed to raise the question of negotiation of a general commercial treaty in the immediate future.
3. Provisions of Articles 6 and 8 of United Kingdom draft raise whole question of immigration policy generally. As the Government in the United Kingdom is aware maintenance of the existing immigration system in Australia is regarded by public as essential for economic and social reasons.
4. It is proposed that our draft would cover generally the matters dealt with in the first five Articles and Article 7 of the United Kingdom draft.