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'Taxpayers shouldn't fund abuse': ex-Scientologists

Title: 'Taxpayers shouldn't fund abuse': ex-Scientologists
Date: Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Publisher: The Age (Australia)
Author: Kirsty Needham
Main source: theage.com.au

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FORMER members of the Church of Scientology have told a Senate committee of the "ruthlessness" of the church and its judicial system, and argued it should not be eligible for tax-free status. "Australian taxpayers should not be funding systematic, organised abuse," said Janette Vonthehoff, who claimed her passport was taken from her and she was forcibly prevented from returning to Australia from the United States when she was eight weeks pregnant, because the church ordered she must finish "training". Sydney tax ... [Read the rest at theage.com.au]