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Inquiry hears Scientology cash siphoned overseas

Title: Inquiry hears Scientology cash siphoned overseas
Date: Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Publisher: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Main source: abc.net.au

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A parliamentary inquiry has heard claims the Church of Scientology leaves members to fund local charitable activities out of their own pockets, as it siphons donations to church officials overseas. The Senate committee was formed after Independent Senator Nick Xenophon raised concerns about Scientology, and proposed changes to tax law that would require religions to pass a public benefit test in order to be exempt from income tax. The Church of Scientology says the bill is being used as a platform ... [Read the rest at abc.net.au]