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Govt to move calmly on Scientology: Rudd

Title: Govt to move calmly on Scientology: Rudd
Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Publisher: The Age (Australia)
Authors: Crystal Ja, Stephen Johnson
Main source: news.theage.com.au

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has concerns about Scientology but says the government will exercise caution in examining allegations of abuse levelled against the church. Mr Rudd says the government will consider the need for a formal inquiry into the church - and its tax-free status. South Australian senator Nick Xenophon used parliamentary privilege on Tuesday to castigate the church, labelling it a criminal organisation hiding behind so-called religious beliefs. Advertisement: Story continues below Tabling letters from eight former followers, he said ... [Read the rest at news.theage.com.au]