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Aug 12, 2009 Scientology defends reputation as Castlereagh St headquarters expands — Central (Sidney, Australia)
Central (Sidney, Australia)
A FEW months ago, Sydney Council approved a development application for the Church Of Scientology’s Castlereagh St headquarters with little incident.
It was somewhat of an anticlimax after the bitter opposition by residents and anti-Scientology activists, who argued the group would increase recruitment drives which “harass, and badger people to join” if the proposal was approved.
Residents said they feared the church would use “menacing activity” to target people on Castlereagh and Bathurst streets for recruitment.
The $12-million expansion involved adding ...
Jan 21, 2009 Scientologists hit out at criticism — Canberra Times (Australia)
Canberra Times (Australia)
THE Church of Scientology has appealed for religious tolerance after its $12 million bid to redevelop its Sydney headquarters sparked fears from neighbours of an increase in "menacing" and "aggressive" recruitment tactics.
The church has sought approval from the City of Sydney to add two floors to its five-storey building, Scientology House, on Castlereagh Street. The increased floor space would help turn the building into an "Ideal Org", the name Scientologists give to their most significant churches.
But almost 150 people ...
Feb 14, 2000 Baby hurt in fall — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Nov 24, 1984 Mark and the Sea Orgs — The Weekend Australian More: link, link
The Weekend Australian
According to Mark Hanna, missionaries are sometimes sent to Australia from the American Church of Scientology to look over operations and advise on improvements. The advice seems to be effective. Hanna says the Church has about 30,000 Australian members and is in the midst of an "unprecedented boom". During the day, the four floors of its Sydney headquarters at 201 Castlereagh St are occupied by about 60 Scientologists liaising with church offices in other states and training recruits. Off the foyer ...
Apr 24, 1984 The cash cults move from beyond the fringe — The Bulletin (Australia)
The Bulletin (Australia)
As the Christian world celebrates Easter more off-beat religions are enjoying a boom. In Sydney BRUCE STANNARD studies the now-legal Scientologists and in the US LAURENCE GRAFSTEIN profiles Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and other odd-balls.
MOST minds are the slaves of external circumstances and conform to any hand that undertakes to mould them. - Samuel Johnson ''IN ALL the broad universe, there is no other hope for Man than ourselves. This is a tremendous responsibility. I have borne it myself too long ... Oct 29, 1983 Sects welcome court decision on Scientology — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Mar 6, 1980 Church's 27 steps to refund of course charges — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
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