432 Department of External Affairs to Mackay
Cablegram 481 CANBERRA, 24 November 1947
Your 627 and 633.  We are prepared to make arrangements for Sjahrir's accommodation in Australia but do not think it expedient that he should be received here as the official guest of the Australian Government or that the Government should be responsible for the expenses of his visit. He will himself realise the reasons for our attitude, which is at same time, not inconsistent with his being given a most cordial welcome in Australia.