135 Teppema to Chifley
Letter SYDNEY, 19 May 1948
I hear that the question of lifting the ban will be raised at the meeting of the Federal Unions' Conference in Melbourne on Tuesday, 25th of May, 1948, at which, I understand, Mr Healy will be present.
In connection with our discussion of last week  I feel, that if you were to give Mr Healy the word to go ahead now, we may get rid of the boycott. I honestly believe, that if your desire to end the present situation is stressed, your efforts will be entirely successful.
I would have hesitated to write to you again but for the fact that the matter is too important and urgent to let the occasion go by to reach a satisfactory solution this time.