124 Australian Government to Addison, Fraser, Moodie
Cablegrams 118, 71, 109 CANBERRA, 12 March 1946
Allied Council in Japan.
Following are our proposed instructions to Macmahon Ball as Member of the Allied Council. We should like to have your comments immediately as Ball is leaving for Tokyo by air on 18th March. 
(i) In all matters within the scope of the Allied Council as set out in the Moscow Communique of 28th December, 1945  you will represent the views and interests of the Governments of Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and India.
(ii) You will be instructed by the Australian Minister for External Affairs, acting on behalf of those Governments.
(iii) You will maintain consultation with the persons designated by those Governments as your advisers who will form for this pose a Committee of Advisers under your Chairmanship.
(iv) As Allied Council Member you will communicate direct with the Australian Minister for External Affairs, who will keep the Governments of the United Kingdom, New Zealand and India informed.
2. We would be glad to know whom you will appoint as adviser to Macmahon Ball in Tokyo.  We assume that you will be making your own arrangements re accommodation for adviser and staff. If this is not so, we would appreciate details as to numbers, rank and sex in order that we may make any necessary arrangements.
3. Australian Acting High Commissioner, Delhi please convey to Government of India.