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1 2 Aug 11, 1969 They'll break and set up the pickets — The Age (Australia) More: suburbia.net
The Age (Australia)
Victoria's scientologists plan to break the law soon when they hold a meeting at which scientology will be taught. Yesterday the president of the Church of Scientology of California in Victoria (Mr. Ian K. Tampion) said members would continue to press for the repeal of the Psychological Practices Act. About 70 people attended a fellowship day held by the Church in Dickens Street, Elwood. Mr. Tampion told the meeting that he had postponed committing an offence against the act. He had ...
Aug 6, 1969 Scientology brings in legal chief on Vic. ban — The Age (Australia)
Jul 19, 1969 RYLAH ORDERS PROBE INTO SCIENTOLOGY — The Herald (Australia)
Jul 19, 1969 Scientology back again — The Age (Australia)
Oct 8, 1968 Skeleton in the Hubbard — Herald (Australia) More: link
A meeting of six people in a Noble Park house is hardly a dramatic resurgence. But the cult gained one objective — publicity. The cult invited police and State Cabinet Ministers to the meeting. None attended. Scientology is banned in Victoria, and the State Government has made it clear it will act to prevent any revival of the cult. The practice of Scientology is banned under the Psychological Practices Act, and the Crown Law Department, following Sunday's meeting, is considering whether ...
Oct 7, 1968 We'll block Scientology church -- Dickie — Herald (Australia)
Sep 17, 1968 Customs seize 50 Scientology books — Herald (Australia)
Sep 17, 1968 Scientologist says he will sue MP — Herald (Australia)
Sep 14, 1968 Scientology defies Victoria ban / Cult keeps its secret fight going — Herald (Australia)
Sep 13, 1968 Scientology: deception and freedom — The Australian
Sep 11, 1968 Victorian Report On Scientology — The Advertiser (Australia)
Sep 10, 1968 Cult threatens critics — The Australian
Aug 7, 1968 Scientology founder 'forgives' $13m debt // Cable from his yacht — Daily Telegraph (UK) More: link
Daily Telegraph (UK)
MR. LAFAYETTE RON HUBBARD, the American founder of Scientology, has cabled the cult's headquarters at East Grinstead, Sussex, that although he was owed $13 million by the organisation this debt has been "forgiven." This was said in a statement issued yesterday from Saint Hill Manor and was one of two received late on Monday from Tunisia, where Mr. Hubbard is believed to be in his yacht. The statement added: "Even my own income has been invoiced into Scientology organisations. "I paid ...
Aug 1, 1968 Government curb the growth of Scientology // Council call special meeting — East Grinstead Observer More: link
East Grinstead Observer
East Grinstead Urban Council were due to hold a special meeting last night (Wednesday) to discuss the statement made in the House of Commons by the Minister of Health, Mr. Kenneth Robinson, of government plans to curb the growth of Scientology, which has its world headquarters at Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead. In a written reply to Mr. Geoffrey Johnson Smith, East Grinstead's M.P., the Minister said the Government had become increasingly concerned at the spread of Scientology in the United ...
Jul 31, 1968 Is scientology sick? — The Scotsman (UK) More: link
The Scotsman (UK)
The cult of scientology won unwelcome publicity for itself last week when the Government banned foreigners coming to this country specifically to study it or to work at its centres. For a belief or pursuit which offers alleged improvements to adherents' personalities and which holds to the maxim, "if it's not written, it's not true," the organisers are remarkably chary of publicity and free with threats of writs for libel. It has recently opened three offices in Edinburgh, one of which ...
Jul 28, 1968 Scientology: Sex, hypnotism and security checks — Sunday Mirror (UK) More: link
Sunday Mirror (UK)
"SCIENTOLOGY is evil; its techniques evil; its practice a serious threat to the community, medically, morally and socially; and its adherents sadly deluded and often mentally ill. "It's founder is Lafayette Ron Hubbard, an American . . . who falsely claims academic and other distinctions, and whose sanity is to be gravely doubted." While the British authorities hummed and hawed, an official inquiry in Victoria, Australia, in 1965 condemned Hubbard and his organisation in these unmistakable terms. Intimate It branded Hubbard ...
Jul 26, 1968 How the cult deals with its critics — The Times (UK) More: link
The Times (UK)
The Minister of Health, who announced the Government's plans to clamp down on the cult of scientology yesterday, must consider himself in imminent danger of a "noisy investigation". "Noisy investigations" were recommended to scientologists by their guide and mentor, Mr. Lafayette Ron Hubbard, a Nebraskan, two years ago as one way to deal with the cuIt's growing number of critics. "You find out where he or she works or worked—doctor, dentist, friends, neighbours, anyone—and phone 'em up and say: 'I am ...
Jul 25, 1968 House of Commons // Official report // Parliamentary debates (Hansard) More: link
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Scientology Mr. G. John Smith asked the Minister of Health, in view of the representations he has received concerning the potentially harmful activities of scientologists in this country, what action he proposes to take; and if he will make a statement. Mr. K. Robinson: During the past two years, Her Majesty's government have become increasingly concerned at the spread of scientology in the United Kingdom. Scientology is a pseudo-philosophical cult introduced into this country some years ago from ... Jun 29, 1968 Scientology based in W.A. - MacKinnon — The West Australian
The West Australian
Health Minister MacKinnon said yesterday that talks at the conference of Federal and State health ministers in Darwin had confirmed his belief that W.A. was becoming the stronghold for the scientology cult in Australia. He would discuss the problem with Police Minister Craig and Justice Minister Griffith because legal aspects did not come under his portfolio. He was concerned only with the mental health aspect of the cult. Mr MacKinnon, who had arrived from Darwin said scientology had been discussed at ...
Feb 18, 1968 "Perverted" cult thriving in Sydney — Sunday Mirror (Australia)
Sunday Mirror (Australia)
Push for recruits L. Ron Hubbard, chief of the discredited Scientology cult, is pushing as hard as ever for recruits in Sydney. So far, no action has been taken to suppress the cult's activities in New South Wales. Scientology was banned in Victoria in 1965 after a royal commissioner reported that its practice was a medical, moral and social threat to the community. The inquiry, which lasted 17 months, found the techniques and principles of Scientology "perverted, debased and harmful." It ...
Mar 19, 1967 "Ratbagology" is here — Sunday Telegraph (Australia)
Sunday Telegraph (Australia)
Scientology - or ratbagology as it has often been dubbed - made a bid to get started in Sydney this week, at a public meeting. The Hubbard Scientology Organisation is the mob of hustlers run out of Victoria last year and described in the British House of Commons two weeks ago as a group "extracting money from the weak and mentally ill." Boss of the show is L. Ron Hubbard - referred to as "L Ron, Mr Hubbard, Our Ron, Old ...
Mar 9, 1967 Scientology attacked in debate — East Grinstead Observer More: link
East Grinstead Observer
LEGISLATION TO OUTLAW SCIENTOLOGY IN THIS COUNTRY WAS RULED OUT BY THE MINISTER OF HEALTH (MR. KENNETH ROBINSON) IN AN ADJOURNMENT DEBATE IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON MONDAY. Mr. Robinson said he had no evidence that scientology was strictly and exclusively responsible for mental breakdown or physical deterioration. Nevertheless, he intended to continue to watch the position. Mr. Peter Hordern (M.P. for Horsham) had called for an inquiry into the organisation which he accused of 'exacting money ...
Mar 6, 1967 House of Commons / Official report / Parliamentary debates
Feb 15, 1967 Group in move to lift ban — Herald (Australia)
Jan 26, 1967 Scientologists lose claim for return of private documents — East Grinstead Observer
Aug 22, 1966 Minister is asked to investigate... The case of the processed woman — Daily Mail (UK) More: link
Daily Mail (UK)
THE MINISTER of Health has been asked to order an inquiry into Scientology, the pseudo-psychological cult, following the mental breakdown of a woman "student." The woman, who has a ten-year history of mental illness, is now compulsorily detained in hospital under a 28-day order. Her psychiatric background was known to the "highly qualified" Scientologist who recruited her to the cult and gave her forms of psychological "processing." Scientology practitioners and their "qualifications" have no official medical or academic recognition. Among the ...
Feb 14, 1966 Attention the Minister of Health: This man is bogus — Daily Mail (UK) More:
link Feb 7, 1966 House of Commons / Official report / Parliamentary debates
Dec 23, 1965 Hunt for hidden scientology files — The Australian
Dec 22, 1965 Scientologists burn papers during raid — The Australian
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