Your cables 13 to 26. 
Australian Government accepted representation on understanding
that it was to be a conference of officials but without any
commitment even at official level.  Finally proceedings were to
be submitted to Governments for complete freedom of acceptance or
The proposal that officials should now sign and recommend the
documents is a departure from this understanding and if carried
into effect would be embarrassing.
Further, your instructions  emphasised that an international
obligation for a full employment policy as preliminary or
complementary to the monetary agreement was an essential feature.
The apparent rejection  of this proposal by the conference
affects the basis of policy as defined in your instructions.
First, you should request that the proposal for signature by
officials should not be pursued. For your own private information
we are taking up this question direct with the United Kingdom and
United States of America Governments, vide copy of telegram
repeated to you.  You should not disclose information as to
Second, if however, the conference decides to proceed to signature
you will inform the conference that you feel it would not be
proper for you to sign still less to recommend but that you will
submit proceedings to the Government for the free and unfettered
consideration both of the Government and finally of Parliament.