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Dec 29, 2009
Infinite Complacency: The Underwoods' Letters
Dec 27, 2009
Scientologists probe — Sunday Telegraph (Surry Hills, Australia)
Dec 12, 2009
Helen speaks for cult victims — Sunshine Coast Daily (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Sarah Crawford
Source: Sunshine Coast Daily (Australia)
ABUSED but not defeated cult victim Helen Pomery has made it her life’s mission to shine a light on the underbelly of shady religious organisations in Australia. The Maleny resident has written a letter to all senators in Canberra asking for an inquiry into religious groups linked to abuse. It is not the first time Ms Pomery has written calling for a senate inquiry, but this time she was spurred on to put pen to paper after independent senator Nick Xenophon ...
Dec 12, 2009
Senior Scientologist says 'no cover up' — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Author(s): Bronwyn Herbert
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
ELIZABETH JACKSON: The international vice president of the Church of Scientology has responded to allegations that his church is a criminal organisation. Senator Nick Xenophon used parliamentary privilege last month to declare that Scientology is not a religion but a criminal organisation which covers up offences and abuse by its members. The Church of Scientology's vice president says the allegations have already been investigated. Bronwyn Herbert reports. BRONWYN HERBERT: Its status as a religion is fiercely contested, but the Church of ...
Dec 9, 2009
Sydney MP blasts school grant over Scientology link — Central (Sidney, Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Burton-Bradley
Source: Central (Sidney, Australia)
A Newtown School which teaches Scientology beliefs has received $1.4 million in government funding for less than 50 students. Greens MP John Kaye blasted State and Federal governments for providing the Athena School with $751,519 in ongoing funding until 2012, $135,287 for a new library, $114,713 for classroom refits and $50,000 for other works. According to the school’s website it teaches from The Way to Happiness, written by Scientology’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard. Mr Kaye said responses to questions on notice ...
Dec 9, 2009
Today Tonight: Scientology secrets — Channel 7 (Australia)
More: Youtube
Dec 5, 2009
Probe into Scientology rejected — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Barney Zwartz
Source: The Age (Australia)
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 ...
Dec 3, 2009
More claims against Scientology — Channel 7 (Australia)
More: Youtube
Type: TV
Author(s): Bryan Seymour
Source: Channel 7 (Australia)
The Church of Scientology's musical endeavours might be laughable yet the current storm of accusations against them is deadly serious. Edward McBride, 30, electrocuted himself at a substation near Brisbane in February 2007. Calls for Scientology inquiry The Queensland Coroner requested the Church of Scientology hand over its files as Edward had been doing intensive Scientology courses before taking his life. His brother Steve McBride is searching for answers. "I just feel my brother's life has been taken for the ...
Dec 2, 2009
Infinite Complacency: Kevin Mackey's Letter
Dec 2, 2009
Intimidating and violent: defector — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Nick O'Malley
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
A former Scientology leader says bullying is widespread in the church, writes investigations reporter Nick O'Malley. Coerced abortion, violence, intimidation and demands for ever greater "donations" have become unofficial Church of Scientology policy, beginning at its Florida head office and leaching around the world, the church's most senior defector has said. Marty Rathbun, who until 2004 was the church's second-most powerful man, answering only to the present leader, David Miscavige, said the church leadership was obsessed with destroying dissent and increasing ...
Dec 2, 2009
Police investigate Scientology — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Nick O'Malley
Source: The Age (Australia)
NSW police are investigating allegations of abuse and bullying in the Church of Scientology made in a series of letters from former members tabled in Federal Parliament by independent senator Nick Xenophon. The most senior executive to defect from the church, US-based Marty Rathbun, has said the allegations, including coercion to have abortions and donate money, were unwritten church policy, dictated from its head office, according to a speech by Greens MP John Kaye in the NSW upper house. "My office ...
Nov 30, 2009
Infinite Complacency: Paul Schofield´s Letter
Type: Blog
Author(s): Jonny Jacobsen
Paul David Schofield described how Scientology was complicit in the cover-up of child sexual abuse – and how he helped them hide the truth about the deaths of his own daughters. [...]
Nov 29, 2009
[Interview with Aaron Saxton, Mike Ferriss, Mark Bunker] — Newstalk ZB (New Zealand)
Nov 27, 2009
Scientology probe in limbo — The Age (Australia)
Nov 26, 2009
Kiwi blows the whistle on Scientology — Channel 3 (New Zealand)
Nov 25, 2009
Polaris Media Group publicly linked to Scientology — Ozsoapbox
Nov 24, 2009
Infinite Complacency: The Detheridge letters
Nov 23, 2009
Australian blames Scientology for brother's death — Associated Press
Type: Press
Author(s): Rod McGuirk
Source: Associated Press
A man who blames the Church of Scientology for his brother's suicide added his voice Monday to calls for an Australia Senate inquiry into the religion. Belfast-born Stephen McBride, 35, flew from the west coast city of Perth to Canberra on Monday to support a senator's call for an inquiry into the church. The Senate could vote as early as Tuesday on Sen Nick Xenophon's motion to hold a wide-reaching inquiry into the church that was founded in 1953 by the ...
Nov 23, 2009
Brother wants answers on Scientologist's suicide — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Author(s): Emma Rodgers
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
A man whose Scientologist brother committed suicide has urged Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to allow a parliamentary inquiry into the controversial church. Thirty-year-old Edward McBride killed himself in the Brisbane suburb of Everton Park in February 2007. Mr McBride had been a member of the Church of Scientology for about two years and had paid $25,000 for various courses. A coroner's inquiry into his death heard evidence that members of the church had contacted him 19 times in the days before ...
Nov 23, 2009
Grieving family urges Scientology probe — Australian Associated Press (AAP)
Type: Press
Author(s): Crystal Ja
Source: Australian Associated Press (AAP)
For the three days leading up to soldier Edward McBride's suicide, his family say he was bombarded by telephone calls and texts from Church of Scientology members. The family believe the church played a major role in his death, but have spent the past two years without answers or recourse. Now they've urged the federal government to initiate an inquiry into the controversial religious group, under fire following recent allegations of blackmail, sanctioned beatings, forced abortions and financial fraud. Independent senator ...
Nov 23, 2009
Scientologist propaganda sent to 'most schools in Australia' — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Author(s): Sean Rubinsztein-Dunlop
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
An international group sponsored by the Church of Scientology says it has been targeting children in schools across Australia for at least three years. The Youth For Human Rights group has been distributing DVDs and brochures that spread its message about rights and name Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard as a leader on the issue alongside Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. The New South Wales education minister confirmed yesterday that primary schools had been ordered not to hand out the ...
Nov 22, 2009
Celebrities lead charge against Scientology — The Observer (London, UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Peter Beaumont, Toni O'Loughlin
Source: The Observer (London, UK)
Hollywood figures quit 'rip-off' church as Australian prime minister threatens parliamentary inquiry into its activities The security at the red-brick and glass-walled horseshoe of the John Joseph Moakley courthouse on Boston's waterfront was unusually tight. Anybody who was not a member of the city's bar association was swept with a search wand. Photo IDs were checked. Mobile phones were taken from guests, who included the Hollywood star Tom Cruise. The occasion was a memorial service for Scientology's top legal adviser for ...
Nov 22, 2009
Scientologists 'targeting' schoolchildren — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Author(s): Sean Rubinsztein-Dunlop
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
The New South Wales Government says the Church of Scientology is targeting Year 6 students using "marketing" material that claims to promote human rights. Education Minister Verity Firth has ordered principals not to distribute DVDs and booklets funded by the church and sent to schools by a group called Youth For Human Rights. The material outlines the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and quotes Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard on a list of "famous human rights leaders". Ms Firth only ...
Nov 22, 2009
Scientology targets young kids — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Nov 21, 2009
Scientology's dark secrets — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Barney Zwartz
Source: The Age (Australia)
Senator Nick Xenophon's stunning attack on the Church of Scientology this week has shone a light on a worldwide group many former members accuse of ruining their lives through fear and abuse. SCIENTOLOGISTS lured Dean Detheridge off the street using their tried and tested technique of offering a personality test. He wasn't much interested, but they were extremely skilled and persistent persuaders, and he found he couldn't say no. Seven days later he was on staff in what turned out to ...
Nov 20, 2009
Church of Scientology: We're being vilified [Letter from Cyrus Brooks presented as an article] — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: The Age (Australia)
Senator Nick Xenophon is a lawyer. So he understands the difference between allegations and facts. Yet when he spoke in the Senate on Tuesday night he presented unsubstantiated allegations as if they were factual evidence of what he labelled "criminal" behaviour. He spoke under Parliamentary privilege, so as to avoid the risk of defamation. But in the sense that he presented spurious allegations as if it were evidence, he abused the privilege that Parliament offered him. Advertisement: Story continues below This ...
Nov 20, 2009
Infinite Complacency: Aaron Saxton's letter I: Australia
Nov 20, 2009
Science or fiction? — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Natasha Bita
Source: The Australian
EVEN for a religion started by a science fiction writer, the allegations levelled against the Church of Scientology in federal parliament this week sound stranger than fiction. Blackmail, cover-ups of child abuse, labour camps, embezzlement and coerced abortions are spelled out among the 53 pages of allegations by seven former Scientologists - some of whom had climbed high in the church hierarchy - tabled in the Senate. In what the church has decried as "an outrageous abuse of parliamentary privilege", independent ...
Nov 20, 2009
Scientology practices 'putting people at risk' — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Barney Zwartz
Source: The Age (Australia)
DANGEROUS dismissal of psychiatry and mental health problems must be part of a Senate inquiry into the Church of Scientology, a Melbourne cult counsellor said yesterday. Cult Counselling Australia director Raphael Aron said Scientologists put vulnerable people at risk by taking them off psychiatric drugs and treatment, instead treating them with vitamins and E-meter readings. Mr Aron supported Senator Nick Xenophon's call in Federal Parliament on Tuesday for a Senate inquiry into the Scientologists. The senator tabled letters citing forced abortions, ...
Nov 20, 2009
Xenophon 'ignored Scientology invite' — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: The Age (Australia)
The Church of Scientology says independent senator Nick Xenophon ignored an invitation to meet with church officials before he used parliamentary privilege to attack the organisation. Church of Scientology Australia president Reverend Vicki Dunstan said Senator Xenophon "made no effort to ascertain the truth or falsity of the allegations he made in the Senate on Tuesday night". Senator Xenophon used parliamentary privilege to raise allegations of criminal misconduct on behalf of ex-members of the church, and called for an inquiry into ...
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