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May 17, 1973 Scientology ban lifted — The West Australian
The West Australian
The ban on Scientology has been lifted in Western Australia. A Bill to repeal the ban on scientology imposed by the previous Government in 1968 passed rapidly through all stages in the Legislative Council last night. The Bill had already been approved by the Legislative Assembly. There were only three speakers in the Council's second reading debate - the former Minister for Health, Mr MacKinnon (Lib.-Lower West), Mr Withers (Lib.-North) and the Minister for Police, Mr Dolan, who introduced the Bill. ...
Apr 28, 1973 Religion on the march // Scientology's new reverence — Nation Review (Australia)
Nation Review (Australia)
ONE OF the federal Labor government's many decisions in the past four months — recognition of scientology as a religion — has passed with little, if any, coverage by the Australian press. However, the move has been more than popular with the nation's 3000 active scientologists and has received rave reviews in the movement's press, both here and overseas. The government's proclamation, gazetted on february 15, recognised as celebrants of marriage fiftyfive religious bodies, including the Church of the New Faith ...
Apr 15, 1973 Scientology plans a big comeback — The Melbourne Observer (Australia)
The Melbourne Observer (Australia)
SCIENTOLOGY - the mystery-shrouded religion that came under intense official attack in Victoria - has launched a massive comeback campaign. The faith's leader, L. Ron Hubbard, has ordered wide-scale expansion throughout Australia. He has told his Australian followers: "There's no reason not to create a wildfire expansion in Australia now. "Disseminate more. Train more. Audit more." The Observer has obtained some of the personal letters and orders which Hubbard has issued to his Australian officials. They clearly indicate the faith's determination ... Mar 14, 1973 Murphy: not our function to decide on true religion — The Australian
THE Federal Attorney-General, Senator Murphy, said yesterday he thought requirements on the Government to recognise religious bodies should be dropped. He told the Senate he thought the system was "bad" and "unhealthy," and the relevant clauses should be taken off the statute books. The former Attorney-General, Senator Ivor Greenwood (Lib, Vic) asked if Senator Murphy was aware of a report on the practice of Scientology, prepared by Mr K. Anderson, QC, now a judge of the Victorian Supreme Court. He said ...
Feb 23, 1973 A happy apostle of the New Faith — The Australian
Feb 15, 1973 PROCLAMATION — Commonwealth Gazette (Australia)
Feb 13, 1973 Religious status for scientology — The West Australian
Feb 1, 1973 Murphy gives church power to marry — The Australian
Jan 20, 1973 Scientology comeback under new name — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
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