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Oct 8, 1968 Skeleton in the Hubbard — Herald (Australia) More: link
A meeting of six people in a Noble Park house is hardly a dramatic resurgence. But the cult gained one objective — publicity. The cult invited police and State Cabinet Ministers to the meeting. None attended. Scientology is banned in Victoria, and the State Government has made it clear it will act to prevent any revival of the cult. The practice of Scientology is banned under the Psychological Practices Act, and the Crown Law Department, following Sunday's meeting, is considering whether ...
Oct 7, 1968 We'll block Scientology church -- Dickie — Herald (Australia)
Sep 17, 1968 Customs seize 50 Scientology books — Herald (Australia)
Sep 17, 1968 Scientologist says he will sue MP — Herald (Australia)
Sep 14, 1968 Scientology defies Victoria ban / Cult keeps its secret fight going — Herald (Australia)
Sep 13, 1968 Scientology: deception and freedom — The Australian
Sep 11, 1968 Victorian Report On Scientology — The Advertiser (Australia)
Sep 10, 1968 Cult threatens critics — The Australian
Aug 7, 1968 Scientology founder 'forgives' $13m debt // Cable from his yacht — Daily Telegraph (UK) More: link
Daily Telegraph (UK)
MR. LAFAYETTE RON HUBBARD, the American founder of Scientology, has cabled the cult's headquarters at East Grinstead, Sussex, that although he was owed $13 million by the organisation this debt has been "forgiven." This was said in a statement issued yesterday from Saint Hill Manor and was one of two received late on Monday from Tunisia, where Mr. Hubbard is believed to be in his yacht. The statement added: "Even my own income has been invoiced into Scientology organisations. "I paid ...
Aug 1, 1968 Government curb the growth of Scientology // Council call special meeting — East Grinstead Observer More: link
East Grinstead Observer
East Grinstead Urban Council were due to hold a special meeting last night (Wednesday) to discuss the statement made in the House of Commons by the Minister of Health, Mr. Kenneth Robinson, of government plans to curb the growth of Scientology, which has its world headquarters at Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead. In a written reply to Mr. Geoffrey Johnson Smith, East Grinstead's M.P., the Minister said the Government had become increasingly concerned at the spread of Scientology in the United ...
Jul 31, 1968 Is scientology sick? — The Scotsman (UK) More: link
The Scotsman (UK)
The cult of scientology won unwelcome publicity for itself last week when the Government banned foreigners coming to this country specifically to study it or to work at its centres. For a belief or pursuit which offers alleged improvements to adherents' personalities and which holds to the maxim, "if it's not written, it's not true," the organisers are remarkably chary of publicity and free with threats of writs for libel. It has recently opened three offices in Edinburgh, one of which ...
Jul 28, 1968 Scientology: Sex, hypnotism and security checks — Sunday Mirror (UK) More: link
Sunday Mirror (UK)
"SCIENTOLOGY is evil; its techniques evil; its practice a serious threat to the community, medically, morally and socially; and its adherents sadly deluded and often mentally ill. "It's founder is Lafayette Ron Hubbard, an American . . . who falsely claims academic and other distinctions, and whose sanity is to be gravely doubted." While the British authorities hummed and hawed, an official inquiry in Victoria, Australia, in 1965 condemned Hubbard and his organisation in these unmistakable terms. Intimate It branded Hubbard ...
Jul 26, 1968 How the cult deals with its critics — The Times (UK) More: link
The Times (UK)
The Minister of Health, who announced the Government's plans to clamp down on the cult of scientology yesterday, must consider himself in imminent danger of a "noisy investigation". "Noisy investigations" were recommended to scientologists by their guide and mentor, Mr. Lafayette Ron Hubbard, a Nebraskan, two years ago as one way to deal with the cuIt's growing number of critics. "You find out where he or she works or worked—doctor, dentist, friends, neighbours, anyone—and phone 'em up and say: 'I am ...
Jul 25, 1968 House of Commons // Official report // Parliamentary debates (Hansard) More: link
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Scientology Mr. G. John Smith asked the Minister of Health, in view of the representations he has received concerning the potentially harmful activities of scientologists in this country, what action he proposes to take; and if he will make a statement. Mr. K. Robinson: During the past two years, Her Majesty's government have become increasingly concerned at the spread of scientology in the United Kingdom. Scientology is a pseudo-philosophical cult introduced into this country some years ago from ... Jun 29, 1968 Scientology based in W.A. - MacKinnon — The West Australian
The West Australian
Health Minister MacKinnon said yesterday that talks at the conference of Federal and State health ministers in Darwin had confirmed his belief that W.A. was becoming the stronghold for the scientology cult in Australia. He would discuss the problem with Police Minister Craig and Justice Minister Griffith because legal aspects did not come under his portfolio. He was concerned only with the mental health aspect of the cult. Mr MacKinnon, who had arrived from Darwin said scientology had been discussed at ...
Feb 18, 1968 "Perverted" cult thriving in Sydney — Sunday Mirror (Australia)
Sunday Mirror (Australia)
Push for recruits L. Ron Hubbard, chief of the discredited Scientology cult, is pushing as hard as ever for recruits in Sydney. So far, no action has been taken to suppress the cult's activities in New South Wales. Scientology was banned in Victoria in 1965 after a royal commissioner reported that its practice was a medical, moral and social threat to the community. The inquiry, which lasted 17 months, found the techniques and principles of Scientology "perverted, debased and harmful." It ...
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