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abortion • anderson report (australia) • anti-psychiatry • auditing • australia • australia broadcasting corporation (abc) news • children, youth • church of the new faith • citizens commission on human rights (cchr) • death • disconnection • e-meter • fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentation • l. ron hubbard • membership • mental illness • nick xenophon • sea organization (sea org, so) • sydney morning herald (australia) • tax matter • the age (australia) • the australian • tom cruise • united kingdom (uk) • vicki dunstan
Reference materials Anderson Report (Australia)Australia (July 2007): Scientology link to murders201 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW Australia19-37 Greek Street Sydney NSW Australia42 Russell Street Melbourne Victoria Australia
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Jul 2, 2010
A tax-free life is the holy grail, but churches might have to prove they're acting for our benefit — Courier Mail (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Terry Sweetman
Source: Courier Mail (Australia)
NOT far from where I live stand two semi-completed townhouses, their derelict state an invitation to the bulldozer and a reminder of somebody's inability to service a dream. St John's Cathedral stood incomplete for nearly a century and, while far from derelict, it too was a dream of religious grandiosity beyond the capacity of its parishioners. Unlike my near-neighbours, the Anglican Church was able to rally supporters to fulfil its dream. Among them was the Federal Government, which kicked in a ...
Jul 2, 2010
Time is running out for the Church of Scientology — The Punch (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Nick Xenophon
Source: The Punch (Australia)
Believe it or not, Senate Inquiries can generate all sorts of humorous exchanges. A hearing earlier this week into the Tax Laws Amendment (Public Benefit Test) Bill generated so much laughter at one point, you could be forgiven for thinking you were watching ‘Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ instead. It went something like this. When discussing the impact of the introduction of a Charities Commission in New Zealand, the Church of Scientology’s New Zealand Secretary, Michael Ferriss, explained that the organisation’s ...
Jul 1, 2010
A Current Affair: Scientology tax — Channel 9 (aka ninemsn) (Australia)
More: youtube.com
Type: TV
Source: Channel 9 (aka ninemsn) (Australia)
An investigation is underway to determine whether controversial religious sect, The Church of Scientology, should be taxed on its proceeds. We look at the pros and cons.
Jun 29, 2010
'Taxpayers shouldn't fund abuse': ex-Scientologists — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Kirsty Needham
Source: The Age (Australia)
FORMER members of the Church of Scientology have told a Senate committee of the "ruthlessness" of the church and its judicial system, and argued it should not be eligible for tax-free status. "Australian taxpayers should not be funding systematic, organised abuse," said Janette Vonthehoff, who claimed her passport was taken from her and she was forcibly prevented from returning to Australia from the United States when she was eight weeks pregnant, because the church ordered she must finish "training". Sydney tax ...
Jun 29, 2010
Inquiry hears Scientology cash siphoned overseas — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
A parliamentary inquiry has heard claims the Church of Scientology leaves members to fund local charitable activities out of their own pockets, as it siphons donations to church officials overseas. The Senate committee was formed after Independent Senator Nick Xenophon raised concerns about Scientology, and proposed changes to tax law that would require religions to pass a public benefit test in order to be exempt from income tax. The Church of Scientology says the bill is being used as a platform ...
Jun 29, 2010
Parliament of Australia Senate // Inquiry into Tax Laws Amendment (Public Benefit Test) Bill 2010: Day 2
More: aph.gov.au, aph.gov.au, Nice compendium @ OCMB
Jun 28, 2010
Parliament of Australia Senate // Inquiry into Tax Laws Amendment (Public Benefit Test) Bill 2010: Day 1
More: aph.gov.au, aph.gov.au, Nice compendium @ OCMB
Jun 28, 2010
Scientology says it's just like Salvos — Australian Associated Press (AAP)
Type: Press
Author(s): Gabrielle Dunlevy
Source: Australian Associated Press (AAP)
The Church of Scientology has compared itself to The Salvation Army, while defending its benefit to the community in a Senate inquiry. The organisation was scrutinised by an inquiry into legislation proposed by independent senator Nick Xenophon, which would require religious groups to prove what public benefit they provide, before getting tax breaks. Its representative, Virginia Stewart, told the committee its members lent a hand in times of disaster and promoted drug-free messages. "The church believes the proposed bill is inherently ...
Jun 22, 2010
Scientology 'offended' by tax evasion accusation — Advertiser (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Sam Rodrigues
Source: Advertiser (Australia)
THE Church of Scientology says allegations it is using Adelaide as an off-shore base for its international operations to avoid paying tax are "offensive". An investigation by Channel 7's Today Tonight reporter Bryan Seymour alleged to have uncovered a ploy used by Scientology to dodge tax obligations in the United Kingdom and eight European countries. Mr Seymour said he had details of how the Church of Scientology Religious Education College Inc registered those operations in South Australia, to a Cowandilla address, ...
Jun 22, 2010
Should the Church of Scientology in your local authority (UK) receive a reduction in Business Rates?
More: link
Type: Opinion
Author(s): Roland Rashleigh-Berry
Introduction This document is aimed at local government bodies in the UK faced with requests from Church of Scientology entities for business rates reductions or who are making a reapplication for the same. The author of this document is an ex-Scientologist who was a member of the Church of Scientology for five years and so is aware of the practices and beliefs of the Church of Scientology as well as their pricing structure. The author has no legal qualifications. Reference will ...
Jun 22, 2010
Today Tonight: Scientology tax — Channel 7 (Australia)
More: Youtube part 1, Youtube part 2, Statement from Church of Scientology, forums.whyweprotest.net
Type: TV
Author(s): Bryan Seymour
Source: Channel 7 (Australia)
It's alleged Scientology has avoided paying tax in the United Kingdom by claiming it is run out of South Australia. In Britain, the Church of Scientology is supposed to pay tax on the millions of pounds it brings in each year. Now, the organisation has been accused of claiming its entire UK operation is part of its Australian outfit. Here, Scientology is recognised as a religion and does not pay tax. It's alleged the church is using this, combined with some ...
Jun 5, 2010
Private property // Divine development sites — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Marc Pallisco
Source: The Age (Australia)
THE Uniting Church is continuing to offload prime real estate. It can expect to make about $6 million from the sale of a church, hall and car park (above) at 12-14 Spring Road, Malvern, near the Toorak and Armadale borders. The 3033-square-metre site, which is zoned residential 1 and has two street frontages, is expected to make way for a medium-density residential project, given the push to build up, instead of out, as per the government’s Melbourne @ 5 Million planning ...
Jun 2, 2010
Scientology probed over underpayment claims — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
More: Statement from the Church of Scientology, Revised statement from the Church of Scientology
Type: TV
Author(s): Steve Cannane
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
The Fair Work Ombudsman is investigating the Church of Scientology over allegations it has grossly underpaid staff members. A number of former employees of the church have told ABC's Lateline they were only paid a few thousand dollars per year for full-time work and had to resort to welfare payments to survive. Janette Lang, who worked for the church for seven years, says the most she was paid in a year was $3,114 in 2001. She was second in charge of ...
Jun 1, 2010
Industrial inspector probing Scientology — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
The industrial inspectorate has confirmed it is investigating the employment practices of the Church of Scientology. Fair Work Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson told a Senate estimates hearing it had looked into the controversial religious group but declined to give details. It is understood opposition frontbencher Eric Abetz wrote to the ombudsman in March with the idea of an inquiry. The inspectorate has subsequently interviewed Scientology members along the east coast of Australia to establish whether they are being properly remunerated for their ...
May 29, 2010
VicRoads may find it expedient to move on // Scientologists move on — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Marc Pallisco
Source: The Age (Australia)
[...] Scientologists move on THE Church of Scientology has finally offloaded the CBD headquarters it has occupied for 30 years. Property developer David Marriner, responsible for the redevelopment of Collins Street’s Regent Theatre, has bought the building, which has redevelopment potential despite being on a small site of about 346 square metres. The religious group, whose tax-free status has been the subject of two recent Senate inquiries, is believed to have made about $ 8.5 million from the sale of the ...
May 21, 2010
Church of Scientology denies abuse cover-up — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
The Church of Scientology is vigorously denying accusations a senior figure in the organisation tried to cover up the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in Sydney. It says the allegations, aired on ABC1's Lateline program, are false and highly defamatory. A former Scientology member, Carmen Rainer, told Lateline she was coached by a senior figure in the church to lie to police about the abuse at the hands of her then stepfather, Robert Kerr. Her mother, Phoebe, was a member ...
May 20, 2010
Top Scientologist 'covered up sex abuse' — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Author(s): Steve Cannane
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
A senior figure in the Church of Scientology has been accused of trying to cover up the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in Sydney. In an exclusive interview for ABC1's Lateline program, a former member of the Church of Scientology says she was coached by a senior figure in the church to lie to police about the abuse at the hands of her stepfather. Carmen Rainer's mother Phoebe was a member of the Church of Scientology and went to the ...
May 19, 2010
Lateline: Former top Scientologist speaks out — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
More: WMV
May 19, 2010
Lateline: Scientology accused of covering up child abuse — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
May 19, 2010
Today Tonight: Scientology head — Channel 7 (Australia)
More: au.todaytonight.yahoo.com
May 18, 2010
Lateline: Scientology president's daughter slams 'toxic' church — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
More: MP4, WMV
Type: TV
Author(s): Steve Cannane
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: The daughter of the president of the Church of Scientology in Australia is speaking out for the first time about past treatment of children within the church. In an exclusive interview with Lateline, Scarlett Hanna has described Scientology as a toxic organisation and says that many of those who've grown up in the church are damaged. Scarlett Hanna talks of children being deprived of contact with parents and communal living conditions where 25 children lived in one unit. ...
May 18, 2010
Scientology chief's daughter attacks church — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Author(s): Steve Cannane
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
The daughter of the president of the Church of Scientology in Australia has spoken out against the organisation, describing it as toxic and accusing the church of tearing some families apart. In an exclusive interview which will air on ABC 1's Lateline tonight, Scarlett Hanna has detailed life growing up in the former Cadet Org - a group set up for the children of Scientology's elite unit - the Sea Org. "The best way I can describe it is cattle," Ms ...
May 13, 2010
Tax status of charities, religions under review — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: TV
Author(s): Tony Jones
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
The Senate has agreed to launch an inquiry into the tax exempt status of religions and charities after allegations of abuse within The Church of Scientology. TONY JONES, PRESENTER: Well the Senate has agreed to hold inquiries in the laws regarding the tax exempt status of religions and charities. Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has proposed a test which asks groups to demonstrate whether their activities are of public benefit or cause harm before being granted tax exempt status. The inquiry was ...
May 6, 2010
Rudd, Abbott 'running scared on Scientology' — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Author(s): Emma Rodgers
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has slammed the major parties for blocking his moves for an inquiry into the Church of Scientology. Senator Xenophon has been calling for a full inquiry into the church since revealing claims of forced abortions and other abuses in Parliament last year. Today he accused Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of hiding behind process and vowed to continue to fight for further examination of Scientology in Australia. "There is a certain cowardice in turning your backs on people ...
Apr 26, 2010
Today Tonight // Scientology: Amy Scobee speaks out — Channel 7 (Australia)
More: youtube.com
Type: TV
Author(s): Bryan Seymour
Source: Channel 7 (Australia)
Inside Scientology, superstar Tom Cruise is regarded as its most dedicated follower. The mystery is why he never joined its most elite unit. Now, a former top-ranking defector who was just a teenager when recruited into Scientology says she knows why. Amy Scobee claims she knows the truth about how the cult controls celebrities, the way it handled Tom Cruise's marriage to Nicole Kidman and tells eyewitness accounts of what happens when its leader loses it. She began life and work ...
Apr 21, 2010
Russia bans books by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard — Herald Sun (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
RUSSIA is set to ban dozens of texts and recordings by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. "Materials on Scientology by Ron Hubbard have been found extremist and will be banned from distribution in Russia," the Russian prosecutor general's office said in a statement. The ban relates to 28 books and audio-video discs containing lectures by Hubbard, a US science fiction author who founded Scientology in 1954. The ruling was the latest blow to the Church of Scientology, an organisation that some ...
Apr 8, 2010
Aaron Saxton, Scientology enforcer, stops by for a chat — Village Voice
Type: Press
Author(s): Tony Ortega
Source: Village Voice
Yesterday, we were visited by Aaron Saxton, who is in town visiting friends. Saxton is a former Scientologist, and his Orwellian tales of being one of the Sea Org's ruthless enforcers during the 1990s are part of a national scandal that has become big news in Australia. In November, an Australian senator with the unlikely name of Nick Xenophon stunned his colleagues and the nation with a surprising speech filled with allegations of abuse by Scientology and calling for a federal ...
Apr 1, 2010
Members of Scientology ‘persecuted’ — City News (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Nicole Carrington
Source: City News (Australia)
BRISBANE Scientologists claim they’re being vilified following recent TV reports calling their religion a dangerous cult. In March, ABC’s Four Corners program aired claims of forced abortions, imprisonment in boot camps and separation of families, and Channel 7’s Sunday Night program explored Scientology’s controversial beliefs. The allegations preceded independent senator Nick Xenophon’s failed bid to get the Senate to launch a Parliamentary inquiry into the church, which he labelled a cult. The Church of Scientology of Brisbane, at Annerley, has about ...
Mar 27, 2010
Letters / Time for a fair go / A right to be heard — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: The Age (Australia)
[...] Time for a fair go AFTER many years of perusing the media on minority religions, I know how it works. Media feeds on media. Falsehoods are published, then taken to be fact and republished by other media. The disaffected minority who have left a religious group are treated as if they are experts on their former group. I have no information on the Exclusive Brethren apart from what I have read in newspapers, but I am willing to believe that ...
Mar 26, 2010
Pat Jarvis — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: Daily Telegraph (Australia)
PAT Jarvis reckons he has finally found something tougher than Les Davidson. ‘‘Yep, a grand piano is far tougher than Bundy,’’ the former Dragons prop said. ‘‘I’d rather run at him any day of the week.’’ A fiery front-rower who had many battles with the likes of Davison over the years while playing with the Dragons, the Bulldogs, Easts and North Sydney, Jarvis now spends his days working as a removalist. ‘‘I can tell you that I don’t have to spend ...
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