78 Evatt to Melville
Cablegram 52  CANBERRA, 15 March 1944
PERSONAL FOR MELVILLE ALONE FROM MINISTER SECRET
1. I was surprised and alarmed at your 40, paragraph 4.  While Article VII might possibly involve some reduction in preferences your admission that it might involve major adjustments to Australian industries seems quite contrary to employment approach set out in basic instructions.  As I informed you  as a result of our efforts Canadian Mutual Aid Agreement  omits all references to tariffs and trade barriers. I think you should not commit us even on official level.
2. Report contained in your 40 makes it clear that while United Kingdom have accepted the employment agreement  they do not yet fully appreciate significance of employment approach in relation to commercial policy. Although discussions on employment and monetary proposals might seem satisfactory, it would be a bad mistake to appear satisfied. United Kingdom officials still have to be persuaded to put a strong case on employment and monetary proposals to United States officials and commercial policy is still to be discussed.
3. Please advise when further United Kingdom - United States discussions will take place. Australia should have a direct representation not only because of our particular interests but also because we are authors of one of the main proposals.
4. At present, this represents my personal view only, but under no unemployment quotas.
circumstances do anything definitive until I can call Cabinet subcommittee on Economic Collaboration .  I am confident they will share my anxieties.
5. Perhaps you will send me a personal cable through this same channel.