Monthly Archives: May 2003

Governor general rape claim withdrawn

A rape claim against Australia’s governor general, Peter Hollingworth, was today dismissed at a civil court after relatives of his alleged victim withdrew the lawsuit. Article history Rosemarie Anne Jarmyn, 57, filed the suit against Mr Hollingworth, who is the Queen’s representative in Australia, earlier this year. It alleged that he had raped her at a church youth camp in the 1960s. Mr Hollingworth, who temporarily stepped aside from his largely ceremonial post earlier this month, denied the claim. The ... Read More »

Pulp art reflects America’s past

A group of American women is herded into a California concentration camp under a soldier’s watchful eye. The Japanese flag waves from a pole. Collector Robert Lesser admires George Rozen’s painting “The Grove of Doom” at the Brooklyn Museum of Art during a press preview of “Pulp Art: Vamps, Villains and Victors from the Robert Lesser Collection.” The painting, featured in The Shadow Magazine in 1933, is part of an exhibit that examines how what was considered a “lowbrow” commercial ... Read More »

Expert: Overhaul UN human rights but not Howard’s way

United Nations Human Rights committees are in dire need of an overhaul but Australian proposals for reform are aimed only at further covering up a lamentable retreat from international obligations under the Howard Government, according to a new paper on the issue. Dr Clive Hamilton, Executive Director of the public policy think tank, The Australia Institute, released the paper today. The New Anti-Internationalism: Australia and the United Nations Human Rights Treaty System was prepared for the Institute by La Trobe ... Read More »