Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group

Promoting understanding of, and respect for, human rights

Connect number 34


Connect No. 34 could be the last edition of the Newsletter under John Howell's guiding hand – as unbelievable as it sounds, he has threatened to resign.  But I can't help thinking that it won't really happen until he has found another editor.  So what's the bet?  Will there be a Connect No. 35 under John's editorial control?  I certainly hope so! 

In the meantime, we have Connect No. 34 to enjoy.  In this edition John talks about Australia's treatment of strangers to our shore - very interesting.  Hellen Cooke has also provided an interesting article about women, human rights, media and the defence force.  She provides a historical background to women's roles in these arenas, including some interesting extracts from the World Disarmament Conference in February 1932, where women submitted eight million signatures on petitions for disarmament.