Queen's envoy scandal

Queen's envoy scandal

Furore forces Queen's envoy to resign

AUSTRALIA’S governor-general was forced into a humiliating resignation yesterday after admitting that the furore surrounding his alleged role in two high-profile sex scandals had made it impossible for him to continue.

Queen envoy rape case is dismissed

A COURT case in which the Queen’s envoy in Australia, governor-general Peter Hollingworth, was accused of raping a woman 40 years ago was dismissed today.

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Hollingworth urged to quit

AUSTRALIA’S opposition politicians have demanded that the Queen’s representative resign or be sacked.

Australia chief steps aside

AUSTRALIAN Governor-General Peter Hollingworth has temporarily stood aside as the country’s nominal head of state until he is cleared of rape allegations.

Queen's envoy focuses on fighting rape allegations

A SIMMERING row over the future of the Queen’s representative in Australia exploded yesterday when the governor general, Peter Hollingworth, was obliged to step aside from his official duties to defend himself against allegations that he raped a woman 40 years ago.

Australia in governor row

AUSTRALIA was today wrestling with its worst constitutional dispute in three decades today as critics said Governor General Peter Hollingworth’s decision to step down temporarily to fight rape accusations was not enough.

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