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Sounding out Scientology

Title: Sounding out Scientology
Date: Saturday, 25 June 1977
Publisher: The Advertiser (Australia)
Author: Stephen Foley
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Thirteen years after the Victorian Government banned Scientology - branding its founder Lafayette Ron Hubbard a "fraud" - the Church of Scientology is planning a special "commemoration." Melbourne has been chosen for the 1978 international conference on Scientology - the first held in Australia. Mr. David Gaiman, world spokesman for the movement, said the choice was "fitting." He said: "There's a certain dramatic licence in holding the conference in Melbourne. It would mark the end of a cycle." Scientologists, whose annual ... [Read the rest at]