157 Burton to Bonney

Memorandum CANBERRA, 25 July 1947

SHORTWAVE MONITORING OF DUTCH AND INDONESIAN BROADCASTS

With reference to conversations held today between officers of our respective departments [1] regarding the extension of monitoring cover of Dutch and Indonesian broadcasts, I wish to inform you that this Department desires the fullest possible coverage of all broadcasts in Dutch and English emanating from the Netherlands and the Netherlands Indies during the present crisis and will be prepared to accept responsibility for any necessary expenditure involved in the securing of the additional staff which may be required for this purpose.

2. It would be essential that all personnel selected should be checked from a security point of view.

1 The Department of External Affairs and the Department of Information.

[AA:A1068/1, P147/1/1/5]