40 Australian Delegation, United Nations, to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram UN1135 (extract) NEW YORK, 18 November 1947, 3.11 p.m.
2. Paragraph of resolution on Spain providing for reaffirmation of 1946 resolution did not receive two thirds majority.  Voting was 29 to 16 (including Australia) with 7 abstentions. Resolution as amended expressing confidence that Security Council will exercise responsibilities as soon as it considers situation in Spain so requires. Was carried by 36 votes to 5 with 12 abstentions. Australia voted in favour. Australian vote was in accord with earlier vote in Committee and with instructions on Spanish membership of specialised agencies.