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Nov 20, 2009
Science or fiction? — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Natasha Bita
Source: The Australian
EVEN for a religion started by a science fiction writer, the allegations levelled against the Church of Scientology in federal parliament this week sound stranger than fiction. Blackmail, cover-ups of child abuse, labour camps, embezzlement and coerced abortions are spelled out among the 53 pages of allegations by seven former Scientologists - some of whom had climbed high in the church hierarchy - tabled in the Senate. In what the church has decried as "an outrageous abuse of parliamentary privilege", independent ...
Nov 19, 2009
Police take up Scientology complaints — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Natasha Bita
Source: The Australian
KEVIN Rudd raised concerns about the Church of Scientology yesterday, as NSW police began investigating complaints from seven former Scientologists. The Prime Minister said he intended to examine allegations against the church before deciding whether to back independent senator Nick Xenophon's demand for a Senate inquiry. Senator Xenophon told parliament on Tuesday that Scientology was a "criminal organisation" hiding behind religion. In response to that statement, Mr Rudd said the senator was making "grave allegations". "Many people in Australia have real ...
Nov 17, 2009
Scientology criminal, says senator Nick Xenophon — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Natasha Bita
Source: The Australian
THE Church of Scientology is a "criminal organisation" hiding behind religion, the Senate was told last night. Independent senator Nick Xenophon tabled explosive letters from former Scientology officials and staff alleging a litany of abuses, including coerced abortions, assault, imprisonment, covering up sexual abuse, embezzlement of church funds and blackmail. Senator Xenophon, who said he had referred the allegations to police, demanded a Senate inquiry into the church. And he questioned the tax-exempt status given to the church, which he said ...
Oct 26, 2009
Scientologists in privilege claim — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Natasha Bita
Source: The Australian
THE Church of Scientology has invoked "confessional privilege" for its refusal to hand over files to the Queensland Coroner. An inquest into the death of Edward Alexander McBride – a soldier who killed himself two days after finishing one of the church's intensive courses in 2007 – revealed last week his "audit" file had been sent to the church's US headquarters. Scientology spokeswoman Vicki Dunstan yesterday said the file requested by the Coroner was "privileged and sacrosanct". "Essentially these are notations ...
Oct 23, 2009
Church of Scientology defied coroner on suicide — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Sarah Elks
Source: The Australian
THE Church of Scientology refused to provide records demanded by a coroner investigating the death of a soldier who committed suicide two days after finishing one of the church's intensive courses. It emerged yesterday that the American headquarters of the church instructed its Australian branch to send the soldier's "audit file" to the US — which is outside the coroner's jurisdiction — before warrants were issued. Edward Alexander McBride was found electrocuted and hanged at an Energex substation at Everton Park, ...
Oct 19, 2009
Defence Force 'bullies' cleared over suicide — The Australian
Type: Press
Source: The Australian
A CORONER has cleared the Australian Defence Force of contributing to the suicide of a young private who had been bullied by other soldiers. In written findings handed down late last week, Brisbane coroner John Lock found there was nothing to suggest that bullying and harassment in the army was instrumental in Edward Alexander McBride's decision to end his life. Mr McBride, 30, was found hanging from a rope at the Energex substation in Brisbane's Everton Park on February 7, 2007. ...
Oct 9, 2009
James Packer 'not sorry' for David Leckie attack — The Australian
Aug 9, 2008
Anti-psychotic drug use furore — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Elizabeth Wynhausen
Source: The Australian
IN the months before a psychotic 25-year-old woman stabbed her father and sister to death and seriously wounded her mother, her psychiatrist, Yolande Lucire, had prescribed 25ml of Largactil a day – a dose so small it used to be recommended as a treatment for hiccups. Last week in the NSW Supreme Court, judge Michael Grove found Pamela Willings (not her real name) not guilty by reason of mental illness. But the treatment she received has created a furore in psychiatric ...
Jul 11, 2008
Minister free to call Scientologists bastards — The Australian
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Wiseman
Source: The Australian
THE South Australian Government was at odds with the Church of Scientology last night after backing the right of a senior state minister to brand its members "bastards". Education Minister Jane Lomax-Smith has also questioned the organisation's tax-free status in comments to an anti-Scientology group called Anonymous, which it posted on popular internet site YouTube. While declaring Dr Lomax-Smith was entitled to her opinion, a spokeswoman for Premier Mike Rann distanced the Government from the remarks, saying they represented a private ...
Sep 28, 2007
Scientologists given accused's psychiatric file — The Australian
Sep 25, 2007
Murder accused seeks mental unit transfer — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Box
Source: The Australian
A SYDNEY woman charged with stabbing her father and sister to death in their suburban home is seeking to be released to a hospital for patients with mental illnesses. The 25-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was diagnosed with a psychotic illness last year but was allegedly denied treatment by her parents because of their belief in Scientology. In a brief hearing at Burwood Local Court in Sydney's inner-west yesterday, the woman's barrister, John Stratton SC, said he would ...
Jul 14, 2007
Accused killer was denied treatment — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Elizabeth Wynhausen, Dan Box
Source: The Australian
THE Sydney woman accused of murdering her father and sister last week was discharged from a hospital psychiatric unit after a magistrate refused a request from medical staff that she receive further treatment. The 25-year-old woman from the southwest suburb of Revesby was admitted to Bankstown Hospital for involuntary psychiatric treatment late last year. The Australian can reveal that when the hospital sought an order to continue that treatment in the community, the visiting magistrate refused to grant this. The reasons ...
Jul 14, 2007
Religious mind games — The Australian
Jul 12, 2007
Attractive help and a hasty exit — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Michael McKenna
Source: The Australian
IT was Hollywood, so it was bound to follow the script. Two minutes after walking through the ornate gates of the world famous Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre, an exquisitely renovated 1920s chateau-style, former hotel overlooking Los Angeles, I came face-to-face with my first Scientologist. He was impressive, tall, broad-shouldered and impeccably groomed with a set of blindingly white teeth. He looked like an actor who'd play a secret service agent.
Jul 12, 2007
Inside a mad-made religion — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Hedley Thomas
Source: The Australian
BY his own admission, Lafayette Ron Hubbard, whose impenetrably obscure writings about thetans would evolve over a half-century into the multi-billon-dollar celebrity-speckled commercial business known as the Church of Scientology, was mad. "There is an interview I have where they ask Ron Hubbard, 'Are you mad?', and he says: 'Yes, I am,"' says Raphael Aron, director of Australia's Cult Counselling Centre. "He saw his madness as a quality and as thinking outside the square." In 1999, when Aron wrote Cults: Too ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 11, 2007
Church's no-drug doctrine 'risky' — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Sarah Elks
Source: The Australian
THE medical community has condemned the Church of Scientology for its "harmful" views on the treatment of mental illnesses following an alleged double murder by a woman who claims she was denied psychological drugs because of religious beliefs. The woman, who is charged with murdering her father and young sister, was allegedly denied the treatment by her parents because of their Scientology beliefs, a Sydney court heard on Monday. Scientology rejects psychiatry and psychology as means for treating mental illness. The ...
Jul 10, 2007
Accused killer was 'denied therapy' — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): James Madden
Source: The Australian
A SYDNEY woman accused of the stabbing murders of her father and sister was allegedly denied psychiatric treatment last year because of her parents' Scientology beliefs. The 25-year-old woman, who cannot be named, appeared briefly in Sydney's Bankstown Local Court yesterday, charged over the murders at her family home in Revesby in the city's southwest last Thursday. The woman has also been charged with committing grievous bodily harm on her 52-year-old mother, who ran to a neighbour's house and raised the ...
Jul 9, 2007
Accused 'butchered' Scientologist family, court told — The Australian
Type: Press
Source: The Australian
A SYDNEY woman accused of fatally stabbing her father, sister and injuring her mother was denied psychiatric treatment by her parents who were Scientologists, a court was told today. The 24-year-old woman, who cannot be named, was diagnosed with a psychotic illness in late 2006 and recommended follow-up treatment at Bankstown Hospital, in Sydney's south-west. Dr Mark Cross, the consultant psychiatrist and clinical director of Liverpool and Fairfield Mental Health Services, said the woman's parents refused this treatment. “She had a ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jan 8, 2007
Wed to Scientology / When marriages in this church hit trouble, couples are ministered to with the aid of an E-meter — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Ean Higgins
Source: The Australian
Should media mogul James Packer and fiancee, model Erica Baxter, ever face the strains that occasionally crop up in marriage, their key marital aid may be a device with steel cylinders held in each hand, attached by wires to a screen with dials and meters. It's the electropsychometer, or E-meter, and it's one element of a church with which Packer and Baxter are flirting: Scientology. While he hasn't talked about it much, the man who is inheriting a $7 billion fortune ...
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