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Reference materials Anderson Report (Australia)Australia (July 2007): Scientology link to murders201 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW Australia19-37 Greek Street Sydney NSW Australia42 Russell Street Melbourne Victoria Australia
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Jun 17, 2011
Scientologist accused of pressuring sex abuse victim — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Bibby Courts
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
IT was a rare and at times dramatic public appearance by one of the most senior members of a global religious organisation that shrouds itself in secrecy. Surrounded by supporters, senior Scientologist Janice Meyer arrived at the Downing Centre Local Court yesterday, accused of pressuring an 11-year-old girl to lie about sex abuse within the church. Ms Meyer, who also goes by the name Jan Eastgate, left with relaxed bail restrictions that will allow her to travel to and from her ...
Jun 16, 2011
Scientologist appears in Sydney court — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Margaret Scheikowski
Source: The Age (Australia)
A senior member of the Church of Scientology accused of coaching a child to lie about sex abuse has had her bail relaxed so she can travel to California. Janice Meyer, 57, was surrounded by supporters on Thursday as she made her first court appearance in Sydney's Downing Centre Local court. She is charged with doing an act intending to pervert the course of justice in 1985 in Sydney. Advertisement: Story continues below The allegation involves threatening and intimidating an 11-year-old ...
Jun 15, 2011
Scientologist 'coached child to lie about sexual abuse' // Jan Eastgate to appear in Australian court charged with perverting course of justice after complaint to police — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Alison Rourke
Source: The Guardian (UK)
A senior member of the Church of Scientology is due to appear in court in Australia on Thursday charged with perverting the course of justice. It is alleged that Jan Eastgate, 57, threatened and intimidated an 11-year-old girl into providing false statements to police. The case relates to an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of the girl in 1985 by her stepfather, a church member. The girl – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said on Australian television ...
May 31, 2011
Top Scientologist charged with perverting course of justice — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Author(s): Steve Cannane
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
One of the Church of Scientology's most senior figures, Jan Eastgate, has been arrested and charged in Sydney. She has been charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to allegations she coached an 11-year-old girl to lie to police and community services about the sexual abuse she suffered from her stepfather who was a member of the Church of Scientology. Eastgate is the international president of the Citizens' Commission on Human Rights, an organisation founded by the Church of ...
May 18, 2011
Fire at Church of Scientology in Annerley — Courier Mail (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Anna Chisholm
Source: Courier Mail (Australia)
A FIRE broke out at The Church of Scientology of Brisbane at Annerley overnight. Emergency services said material in a courtyard caught fire and affected a couple of air-conditioning units. The flames started just before 2am on the corner of Dudley and Hastings streets. QFRS Brisbane Duty Manager of Operations Phil Klemm said the fire was not suspicious. "From our perspective there was nothing suspicious - the courtyard was open to the street," Mr Klemm said. "We're unsure of the cause ...
May 16, 2011
Soldier death to remain a mystery — Brisbane Times
Type: Press
Source: Brisbane Times
AAP – The mysterious death of a young soldier was likely to remain a mystery until the Church of Scientology chooses to release its file on its extended dealings with him, a defence commission of inquiry has found. There's no dispute that Private Edward McBride, 30, took his own life in Brisbane on February 7, 2007. A trained electrical fitter before joining the army, he climbed into an electrical sub-station and deliberately contacted a 110,000 volt power line. Just why he ...
May 6, 2011
Scientology: The big sell — Channel 7 (Australia)
Type: TV
Source: Channel 7 (Australia)
[Scientology church members are blitzing the suburbs using a personality test designed specifically to rope in new members. This quackery is grandly misnamed "The Oxford Capacity Analysis" (OCA). It is nothing to do with Oxford University as many people might assume from the name. It is absolute junk.]
May 5, 2011
Heat on ACCC over Scientologist TV star — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: Daily Telegraph (Australia)
A HIGH-PROFILE Sydney developer and senior Scientologist is being investigated over a series of property deals. The inquiry by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission into Carly Crutchfield - a millionaire property developer who boasts she has been involved in projects around Australia worth $300 million - was launched after Senator Nick Xenophon sent a dossier to ASIC last month. Senator Xenophon, a vocal opponent of the Church of Scientology, sent a detailed submission to ASIC, which referred the documents to ...
Mar 24, 2011
School denies Scientology deal — The Age (Australia)
More: Also on Channel 7's Today Tonight
Type: Press
Author(s): Jewel Topsfield
Source: The Age (Australia)
A MELBOURNE school linked to the Church of Scientology spends among the lowest per student in Australia despite receiving thousands of dollars in government funding. Yarralinda School in Mooroolbark has also come under fire for obscuring its affiliation with Scientology, in a flyer that spruiks the school as a "no homework school". My School website reveals Yarralinda School spent $3727 per student in 2009, despite receiving $6171 per student in combined government funding and $4609 per student in fees. Victoria's independent ...
Mar 6, 2011
Inside the Church of Scientology [Melbourne, Ascot Vale] — Herald Sun (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Hamish Heard
Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
Inside the Church of Scientology What's the Church of Scientology all about? Sunday Herald Sun reporter Hamish Heard joined to find out. AFTER barely an hour in the Church of Scientology's new Melbourne headquarters the verdict is in: I am deeply flawed. It appears I am in denial of a deep-seated depression, I am close to unlikable and a decade and a half of social indulgence has left me borderline dim. On the plus side, Mark - my new mentor in ...
Item contributed by: Sponge
Mar 2, 2011
Massages, haircuts, and scientology? — 3AW693 News Talk
Type: Radio
Author(s): Neil Mitchell
Source: 3AW693 News Talk
Massages, haircuts, and scientology? Posted by: 3AW Radio | 2 March, 2011 - 11:27 AM Scroll down and play the interview of Neil Mitchell with Pauline Priest - Spokesperson for Church of Scientology (The flyer can be seen below the story) The Church of Scientology is out for new recruits and is advertising $10 haircuts and massages at their controversial new headquarters in Moonee Ponds. The event also promises nutrional advice, beauty treatments, and "walking with personal trainers around the neighborhood." ...
Item contributed by: Sponge
Feb 23, 2011
Senate Economics Legislation Committee. Inquiry into Tax Laws Amendment (Public Benefit Test) Bill 2010. Government Response (Australia) — Australian Senate
Type: Hearings
Source: Australian Senate
[see pdf link]
Item contributed by: Sponge
Feb 23, 2011
Senator Xenophon Questions Fair Work Ombudsman — Hansard (Australian Senate)
Type: Hearings
Source: Hansard (Australian Senate)
Proof Committee Hansard SENATE EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS LEGISLATION COMMITTEE ESTIMATES Extract from transcript of 23 February 2011 Senator XENOPHON—Whilst I know you cannot discuss specific cases, there are some general principles I wanted to canvass with you. I think it was about a year ago that out of a very helpful suggestion of Senator Abetz, a number of complaints from former members of the Church of Scientology were sent through to your office. I am grateful for a very ...
Item contributed by: Sponge
Feb 3, 2011
Doyle 'would rethink Scientology visit' — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Megan Levy
Source: The Age (Australia)
Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle says he would rethink his decision to attend the opening of a new Scientology centre in Melbourne if given his time again given the furore his presence caused. Cr Doyle faced widespread criticism for accepting the role of guest speaker at the opening of the Church of Scientology's multimillion-dollar headquarters on Mount Alexander Road in Ascot Vale on Saturday. Despite insisting he only attended the private function as a friend of Scientologist Kate Ceberano, Cr Doyle ...
Jan 30, 2011
Doyle at Scientology function — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): John Mangan
Source: The Age (Australia)
MELBOURNE lord mayor Robert Doyle was a guest speaker at the opening of the Church of Scientology's multimillion-dollar headquarters in Ascot Vale yesterday, which drew more than 50 protesters. Mounted police supervised the private function in the Mount Alexander Road building as Mr Doyle and guests including Kate and Phil Ceberano were ferried in a back entrance. Senator Nick Xenophon, who has campaigned to have Scientology's tax-free status revoked, said he was surprised at Cr Doyle's decision. Cr Doyle said he ...
Jan 23, 2011
Grand start planned for new multi-million dollar Scientology church — Herald Sun (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Hamish Heard
Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
[Picture / Caption: The Church of Scientology building in Mt Alexander Rd, Ascot Vale. Picture: Ian Currie Source: Sunday Herald Sun ] SCIENTOLOGISTS from around the world are expected to land in Melbourne this week ahead of the opening of a new multi-million dollar Scientology church. But the church has hosed down speculation that high-profile devotees John Travolta and Tom Cruise would be among the Scientologists in town to celebrate the opening of the Ascot Vale facility this weekend. Reports surfaced ...
Jan 19, 2011
Flood of suggestions on how to solve disasters // Unfair aspersions against Scientology — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
[...] Unfair aspersions against Scientology It is disappointing that an article highlighting a charity's alleged breach of Fair Trading regulations should focus on non-existent links with the Scientology religion ("Refugee volunteers tell of Scientology influence", January 17). The article quotes the founder of the Australian League of Immigration Volunteers, Gary Taylor, as saying Scientology was one of a few religions he had spent some time with as a younger man. Beyond that, the only link to Scientology is based on ...
Jan 17, 2011
Volunteers at detention centres speak about Scientology influence — Sidney Morning Herald (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Nick O'Malley
Source: Sidney Morning Herald (Australia)
A CHARITY that recruits volunteers to run recreational activities at detention centres is on the brink of deregistration for failing to provide a single financial statement to Fair Trading NSW since it was formally created in 2003. Fair Trading wrote to the founder of the Australian League of Immigration Volunteers, Gary Taylor, on December 15, demanding he lodge the documents within 28 days. But it has received no response. Advertisement: Story continues below The Herald understands Fair Trading wrote again last ...
Nov 23, 2010
Secret Scientologist — Channel 7 (Australia)
Nov 20, 2010
Scientologists targeting alcoholic Aborigines with 'killer' therapy — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Toohey
Source: Daily Telegraph (Australia)
* Scientologists warned over "detox" therapy * Cure-all can kill people with kidney problems * Church on recruitment drive in indigenous towns THE Church of Scientology is targeting alcohol-dependent Aborigines with a "drug bomb" therapy which the church has been warned could kill people with kidney problems. The Scientologists this week responded to a warning by the Northern Territory Health Department and stopped distributing literature which promotes a dangerous drug detoxification therapy. The group has been moving through remote Australia on ...
Nov 18, 2010
Let us audit — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Julie-Anne Davies
Source: The Australian
HERE'S the thing. depending on your outlook, Kate and Emmanuel Foundas are either two of the nuttiest and potentially most sinister people you will ever meet, or a charming, successful, savvy couple with a social conscience. In Australia today very few, however, would allow them to be both once they learnt their religion. Yes, you guessed it, they are Scientologists. And not just dabblers. These guys are hard-core. Kate, 55, gave up an international career as a dressage rider and trainer ...
Nov 9, 2010
In Pasadena, a model for Scientology’s growth plan — New York Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Fred A. Bernstein
Source: New York Times
PASADENA, Calif. — The opening of a Scientology center in this city’s Old Town neighborhood was a significant local event. Church members spent $10 million to buy a historic four-story building and $6 million more to restore it to its 1906 luster before a gala dedication ceremony on July 18. But the Pasadena project is just one part of a much larger undertaking for the church: the creation of about 50 new centers in 16 countries. The global real estate firm ...
Oct 12, 2010
ICRP Decision: ABC Four Corners — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
The Independent Complaints Review Panel (ICRP) has not upheld a series of complaints made against a Four Corners program, broadcast on 8 March 2010, titled “Scientology: The Ex-Files”. The program investigated aspects of the activities of the Church of Scientology, following the call for a government inquiry into the Church by Senator Nick Xenophon in 2009. The complaint about the Four Corners program included three elements: the way in which the Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF) was described; disclosure of information ...
Sep 12, 2010
Govt anti-drugs campaign's 'worrying' link to Scientology — Brisbane Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Kate Dennehy
Source: Brisbane Times
Concerns have been raised about a partnership between the Federal Government and a drug awareness group run by members of the controversial Church of Scientology. Corporate lawyer and researcher Grainne O'Donovan said the partnership could potentially be used by the church, through Drug Free Ambassadors Australia (DFAA), to try to recruit members from schools and youth groups. The DFAA-sponsored by Scientology - is a partner in the government's National Compact set up by former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd in March within ...
Sep 7, 2010
Bipartisan support for charities commission — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
A federal parliamentary committee has recommended the creation of a charities commission. The commission would ensure charitable and religious organisations were open and transparent. They would also need to be able to prove they deserved a charitable status. Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has welcomed bipartisan support for the commission, saying organisations such as the Church of Scientology are on notice. "I believe reform is now inevitable. We can't continue to have business as usual when it comes to organisations that have ...
Sep 7, 2010
Today Tonight: Australian Senate inquiry release special — Channel 7 (Australia)
Aug 22, 2010
University Prof Patrick McGorry is targeted by Scientology church — Herald Sun (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Brigid O'Connell
Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
AUSTRALIAN of the Year Prof Patrick McGorry is among a number of top psychiatrists who have been targeted by the Church of Scientology after they spoke out against the religion. The University of Melbourne professor, with Monash University's Prof Louise Newman and Prof Ian Hickie, director of the Brain and Mind Research Institute at the University of Sydney, publicly backed calls by South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon in March for a senate inquiry into Scientology. They have since received requests under ...
Jul 22, 2010
Today Tonight: Scientology Mastermind — Channel 7 (Australia)
More: Youtube Part 2, Church of Scientology's response
Jul 10, 2010
Historic laneway sale — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Marc Pallisco
Source: The Age (Australia)
RECEIVERS for the failed Letten Group have recovered $13.31 million from the sale of an historic Flinders Lane office and retail building. Savills agents Clinton Baxter and Nick Peden sold 167-173 Flinders Lane at auction yesterday, in front of a crowd of about 250 people. The property, on the southwest corner of Hosier Lane, was previously controlled by Mark Letten and celebrity health expert Dr John Tickell, who paid $3.67 million for the asset in September 2001. A permit to build ...
Jul 8, 2010
Today Tonight: Scientology — Channel 7 (Australia)
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