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Earliest ⇓ May 14, 1969 SECT'S PHONES DISCONNECTED — The West Australian
The West Australian
The P.M.G. Department yesterday disconnected telephones at the headquarters of the Hubbard Association of Scientology Inc. in Hay-street, Perth. Two telephone technicians removed the 11 telephones and a telex machine from the building. Deputy Police Commissioner Wedd said that his department had asked the P.M.G. to disconnect the telephones. It was routine to make the request when a telephone was being used to contravene the law. Similar action had been taken against S.P. bookmakers who had used their telephones for taking ... Apr 12, 1969 Scientology Sect Fined — The West Australian
The West Australian
The Hubbard Association of Scientologists International Inc. yesterday was fined $200 on a charge of having practiced scientology. Magistrate D. J. O'Dea granted a stay of execution. It was the first prosecution against scientology since a bill banning its practice was passed by the W.A. parliament last November. Mr O'Dea, giving a reserved decision in the Perth Court of Petty Sessions, said: "I am satisfied on the evidence that the defendant did between the relevant dates practise scientology as charged and ...
Feb 1, 1969 The storm over Dianetics: Is it science or is it swindle? — Coronet (New York) More: link
Coronet (New York)
Individuals have attacked its "church," governments have barred its believers. Few ideas in modern time have provoked such passions Last summer, England locked its rock-ribbed coast to the pilgrims who had come from all over the world to attend a dianetics conference on British soil. It was only the latest skirmish in the storm-ridden history of dianetics (
dia, through; noos, mind) and scientology ( scio, truth; ology, study). Few ideas in our time have aroused such passions. "It's the key to mental ... Jan 29, 1969 Police seize Scientology material - 300 NZ Files Burnt - Lawyer To Inquire Into Cult — West Australian
Jan 1, 1969 As politicians talk -- a cult plans ahead — The Age (Australia) More: news.google.com
The Age (Australia)
THE New Zealand Government is expected to make an announcement shortly on the setting up of a formal board or commission of inquiry into scientology. The Prime Minister (Mr. Holyoake) has said that Ministers are seeking information from abroad before making a final decision. He has been attacked by the Opposition Leader (Mr. Norman Kirk) for delaying the announcement. A 10-member joint committee of the House of Representatives conducted a preliminary inquiry Into the cults activities in October and recommended the ...
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)
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