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Earliest ⇓ Dec 10, 1968 Name Ban Applied — The Advertiser (Australia)
The Advertiser (Australia)
The State Government has acted to prevent the use of the word "scientologist" as a business name in SA.
The Attorney-General (Mr. Millhouse) has issued a direction under the Business Names Act including the word scientologist among other words and phrases which cannot be registered as business names without the consent of the Minister.
Our Political Reporter says that the word scientology was added to the list some time ago. Scientologist is now included in a list published in the latest ...
Dec 3, 1968 MPs back ban on scientology — The Australian
Dec 1, 1968 Scientology Report — The Advertiser (Australia)
Nov 15, 1968 Scientology: A growing cult reaches dangerously into the mind — Life Magazine More:
blog.modernmechanix.com, lermanet.com Nov 14, 1968 Labor M.P.s Seek To Quit Committee — The Advertiser (Australia)
Nov 7, 1968 Called To Bar Of Council — The Advertiser (Australia)
Nov 5, 1968 Scientologists Will Defy New Ban Law — West Australian
Nov 3, 1968 Sect pulls out of inquiry into scientology — The Australian
Nov 2, 1968 Scientology // NSW's second thought — The Bulletin (Australia)
The Bulletin (Australia)
NEW SOUTH WALES, Western Australia, South Australia, and New Zealand are now catching up with Victoria in the investigation of the international cult of scientology. Last week the New South Wales Government instructed its Director of Psychiatric Services to investigate. This follows an earlier decision to ignore it as comparatively harmless. The change in policy follows the raising of a privilege issue when Mr. R. O. Healey, a Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly, read a statutory declaration of a private ...
Oct 8, 1968 Check on cult meeting — Canberra Times (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 18, 1968 50 Books Of Cult Seized; Damages Claim — The Advertiser (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 Adelaide: Curbing a cult — The Bulletin (Australia)
Sep 14, 1968 Hubbard dream ship — 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
Sep 8, 1968 Dickie: Cult will be stopped — The Sun (Australia)
Sep 7, 1968 Scientology and the kangaroo court — The Australian
Sep 4, 1968 Scientology Curb Planned In S.A. — The Advertiser (Australia)
Sep 3, 1968 Scientology discussed — Advertiser (Australia)
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 ...
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