146 Evatt to Killearn
Cablegram 116 CANBERRA, 1 October 1946
SECRET IMMEDIATE PERSONAL
I cannot but regard the position as set out in your message sent to me through our representative at Singapore  as most unsatisfactory particularly in view of the original message contained in your letter handed to me at Singapore on my journey one month ago to Australia.  Australia has a primary interest in a just settlement of this problem which has been far too long delayed.
I was made fully aware of the general position some time ago by Lord Inverchapel and I think the time has come when Australia can no longer be excluded from participation; otherwise our difficulties may be further increased.