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Probe into Scientology rejected

Title: Probe into Scientology rejected
Date: Saturday, 5 December 2009
Publisher: The Age (Australia)
Author: Barney Zwartz
Main source: theage.com.au

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A SENATE inquiry into Scientology will not go ahead after the Rudd Government told the church it believed the Tax Office and police were the most appropriate authorities to investigate any complaints. A staff member for Government Senate leader Chris Evans has emailed Scientologists who wrote to him after independent senator Nick Xenophon made a series of explosive allegations in the Senate last month, saying it would be inappropriate to conduct an inquiry into a private, religious organisation. The email, from ... [Read the rest at theage.com.au]