410 Department of External Affairs to Embassy in Washington
Cablegram 815 CANBERRA, 12 July 1947, 4.55 p.m.
MOST IMMEDIATE SECRET
Your F.E.C. 183.  Basic Policy.
Please issue immediately your own press statement to the effect that Australia, when voting for the adoption of the Paper on Basic Policy, did so on the understanding that the policies laid down in this paper are subject to and without prejudice to discussions which will take place during the negotiations of the Peace Treaty with Japan and the provisions of the Peace Treaty with Japan.
State clearly that this understanding is recorded in the minutes of the Far Eastern Commission.