230 Strahan to Chifley
Memorandum 20 November 1946,
Agendum No. 669E: The Bretton Woods Agreements I am directed to refer to the discussion which took place in Cabinet yesterday in relation to the above subject. 
Cabinet approved that the following recommendation be made to the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party:-
that Australia will join the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, but, at the same time, makes clear to Britain, the United States and other interested countries, that the Australian Government regards the fund and the bank and the International Trade Organisation as being closely linked, and that the Government will review the question of continuing Australian membership of the fund and the bank when the outcome of the International Trade Organisation discussions is known.