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Scientology makes its move for an 'all-clear'

Title: Scientology makes its move for an 'all-clear'
Date: Monday, 2 August 1982
Publisher: Mercury (Australia)
Author: Wayne Crawford
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Scientology was recently legalised in Victoria. Wayne Crawford reports on a bid by Bob Allsop (pictured), its community Affairs Director in that State, to clear obstacles to Scientology in Tasmania. A 20th century religious confessional aid — or a high-priced but primitive lie detector? Can it really register the screams of terror of tomatoes about to be assaulted with a knife, as was claimed by its inventor, L. Ron Hubbard, an American science fiction writer? Used correctly, is it a useful ... [Read the rest at]