515 Mr John Curtin, Prime Minister, to Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in the
PRIORITY IMMEDIATE SECRET PERSONAL FOR HIMSELF
Reference your. S. 28. 
I have agreed, in accordance with Dominions Office cable No. 442
, to relieve you of your routine functions as High Commissioner
while you are Accredited Representative of the Commonwealth
Government on the War Cabinet and Pacific War Council.
2. I shall make a statement to Parliament to this effect during
the week  and emphasise as requested by the Prime Minister your
special position as a former Australian Prime Minister and add
that you are a Member of His Majesty's Privy Council.
3. Approval is given for the appointment of Duncan  as Deputy
[AA:M100, JUNE 1942]