274 Department of External Affairs to Australian Delegation, United Nations
Cablegram 462 CANBERRA, 11 August 1947, 5.20 p.m.
MOST IMMEDIATE SECRET
My immediately following telegram  contains the text of a message from Ballard.  We are considering taking similar action ourselves. Decision in Council on your resolution  should not be postponed because of United States Consul-General's action.
Replies to United States and to us from Indonesians need no clarification. Assume you are in close touch with Sjahrir, who should reiterate need for arbitration and acceptance of United States and Australian proposal.