16 Critchley to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram K236 BATAVIA, 4 January 1949, 6.45 p.m.
Your telegram 340. 
Telegram 323  was sent by Pritchett. For the convenience of the Consulate, it would be helpful if telegrams from you intended for this Delegation were addressed to me.
2. I feel that it would be useful for Australia to remain on the Consular Commission in order to temper as far as possible any tendency for the Commission to whitewash the Dutch in its reports.
In any case, any change in the original composition could only be made by the Security Council.
3. It may be useful to explore the possibility of having the Security Council rescind the Colombian resolution of December 28th  on the grounds that it is undesirable for the Security Council to have two independent bodies working on the same task in Indonesia. I believe the United States would be sympathetic.
4. If the Consular Commission functions, Pritchett, as Australian representative, may be absent from Batavia for lengthy periods, leaving no Consular representative here.