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State says yes to Scientology minister

Title: State says yes to Scientology minister
Date: Thursday, 19 May 1977
Publisher: The Age (Australia)
Author: Steve Harris
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Mrs. Elaine Allen, a former Sunday School teacher, has become Victoria's first registered Minister of the Church of Scientology. The State Government has relaxed its stand on the movement, outlawed 12 years ago after an inquiry described it as perverted, debased, ill-founded and harmful. The Chief Secretary, Mr. Dickie, last night confirmed that Mrs. Allen, of Balwyn, had been recognised as a minister of religion. But he said the Psychological Practices Act of 1965, under which the movement was outlawed, still ... [Read the rest at]