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Dec 7, 1973 Privy Council turns down scientologist — The Age (Australia)
Aug 25, 1973 Mind meddlers at work — The Bulletin (Australia)
The Bulletin (Australia)
THE FEDERAL government's passion for commissions of inquiry into all manner of atrocity, iniquity and anomaly may have helped prepare the ground for some unofficial and oddly based fact-gathering bodies. When the Australian Citizens' Commission on Human Rights takes out newspaper space to call for submissions on "Psychiatric Violations," for instance, the casual reader might scarcely pause to remark that the commission is sponsored by the Church of Scientology. It has become almost a reflex in Australia to regard any activity ...
Apr 28, 1973 Religion on the march // Scientology's new reverence — Nation Review (Australia)
Nation Review (Australia)
ONE OF the federal Labor government's many decisions in the past four months — recognition of scientology as a religion — has passed with little, if any, coverage by the Australian press. However, the move has been more than popular with the nation's 3000 active scientologists and has received rave reviews in the movement's press, both here and overseas. The government's proclamation, gazetted on february 15, recognised as celebrants of marriage fiftyfive religious bodies, including the Church of the New Faith ...
Apr 15, 1973 Scientology plans a big comeback — The Melbourne Observer (Australia)
The Melbourne Observer (Australia)
SCIENTOLOGY - the mystery-shrouded religion that came under intense official attack in Victoria - has launched a massive comeback campaign. The faith's leader, L. Ron Hubbard, has ordered wide-scale expansion throughout Australia. He has told his Australian followers: "There's no reason not to create a wildfire expansion in Australia now. "Disseminate more. Train more. Audit more." The Observer has obtained some of the personal letters and orders which Hubbard has issued to his Australian officials. They clearly indicate the faith's determination ... Mar 14, 1973 Murphy: not our function to decide on true religion — The Australian
THE Federal Attorney-General, Senator Murphy, said yesterday he thought requirements on the Government to recognise religious bodies should be dropped. He told the Senate he thought the system was "bad" and "unhealthy," and the relevant clauses should be taken off the statute books. The former Attorney-General, Senator Ivor Greenwood (Lib, Vic) asked if Senator Murphy was aware of a report on the practice of Scientology, prepared by Mr K. Anderson, QC, now a judge of the Victorian Supreme Court. He said ...
Jan 20, 1973 Scientology comeback under new name — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
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