395 Australian Delegation, United Nations, to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram UN304 NEW YORK, 10 May 1949
Australian-Indian resolution  deferring the question of Indonesia to 4th session was passed by 42 to 6 (4 abstentions).
Romulo persisted with his ruling that the resolution was a motion for adjournment and applied rule 105.  The Soviet group expressed disagreement with this ruling, but did not move motion of dissension. India as joint proposer, Canada and Pakistan spoke in favour and U.S.S.R. and Ukraine against, the two latter at considerable length on the substance, despite the efforts of the Chairman. A number of Delegations explained their vote and we then took the opportunity to make a short statement, expressing particularly the role of the Commission in The Hague talks.