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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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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 15, 2009
Inquest into the death of Edward Alexander McBride
Oct 13, 2009
Scientology permit for up to 600 — Moonee Valley Community News (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Eugene Benson
Source: Moonee Valley Community News (Australia)
DESPITE objections from resident and doubts from one councillor, Moonee Valley Council has amended a planning permit to allow up to 600 people to meet at the Church of Scientology's Mt Alexander Road headquarters up to six times a year. The religion's headquarters are under construction at the former site of a Sisters of Mercy convent, opposite the Essendon tram depot. The council had previously granted a permit to allow up to 300 people at the building but the Church of ...
Oct 9, 2009
James Packer 'not sorry' for David Leckie attack — The Australian
Oct 8, 2009
Jodhi Meares signs to model agency, aims to get back on Australian television — Herald Sun (Australia)
Sep 18, 2009
Three Australian Press Council findings. No controversy, not many hurt / Adjudication 1436 — Crikey (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Margaret Simons
Source: Crikey (Australia)
Adjudication 1436 The Australian Press Council has dismissed a complaint from Rob Perkovic against The Daily Telegraph, Sydney, relation to an article titled Scientology’s $12m renovation rescue for Sydney HQ published on May 31, 2009. The article reports on the upgrade of the Church of Scientology’s Sydney headquarters. It reports on the cost of the upgrade, conditions of the development application, the number of supporters and objectors to the application, the number of members within Australia and notes some high-profile media ...
Sep 17, 2009
Church bid to gag critics — Herald Sun (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Ben Butler
Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
THE celebrity-studded Church of Scientology in Australia wants negative media reports about the controversial religion outlawed. Scientology, which boasts members including Tom Cruise, said it wanted a law "to prevent the dissemination of anti-religious propaganda in the media, which is based on unfounded hearsay and either known or reasonably known to be untruthful". Churches and individuals who have been "defamed" should be able to sue for damages, the religious organisation said in a submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission. Scientology ...
Sep 9, 2009
Scientology seeks to squash anonymity — The Register (UK)
Sep 7, 2009
Hanged soldier Edward McBride 'refused to get drunk' — Herald Sun (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
AN army private found dead in mysterious circumstances had been bullied by others for refusing to get drunk, a court has been told. Edward Alexander McBride, 30, was found hanging from a rope at the Energex substation in Brisbane's Everton Park on February 7, 2007. The cause of death was found to be electrocution. An inquest into his death got underway in the Brisbane Coroners Court today, where evidence was heard that Mr McBride had been the victim of bullying while ...
Sep 7, 2009
Polaris Media Group Advisor threatens to sue OzSoapbox — Ozsoapbox
Aug 12, 2009
Church targets Bendigo — Bendigo Advertiser (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: Bendigo Advertiser (Australia)
BENDIGO is the first area of regional Victoria to be targeted by the Church of Scientology for programs to coincide with the opening of its new Melbourne headquarters. The controversial church has used print and television advertising to increase awareness of its programs in the past month and will start operating in the region within weeks. “We’ve got a few different projects happening, and Bendigo is the first country area that’s been chosen,” Melbourne Church of Scientology public relations manager Pauline ...
Aug 12, 2009
Scientology defends reputation as Castlereagh St headquarters expands — Central (Sidney, Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Burton-Bradley
Source: Central (Sidney, Australia)
A FEW months ago, Sydney Council approved a development application for the Church Of Scientology’s Castlereagh St headquarters with little incident. It was somewhat of an anticlimax after the bitter opposition by residents and anti-Scientology activists, who argued the group would increase recruitment drives which “harass, and badger people to join” if the proposal was approved. Residents said they feared the church would use “menacing activity” to target people on Castlereagh and Bathurst streets for recruitment. The $12-million expansion involved adding ...
Aug 4, 2009
Church of Scientology group warns Illawarra doctors — Illawarra Mercury (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Angela Thompson
Source: Illawarra Mercury (Australia)
Illawarra doctors have been warned against prescribing mind-altering drugs, including anti-depressants, in a DVD mass-mailed by a watchdog group founded by the Church of Scientology. The film, Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging, appears to have been mailed to all doctors listed in the region's Yellow Pages last month. The DVD claims psychotropic drugs are harmful and includes testimonies from the family members of people who have committed suicide while medicated. It claims psychiatrists "occupy the lowest rung ...
Jul 30, 2009
Church of Scientology denies John Travolta too scared to leave — Herald Sun (Australia)
More: news.com.au
Type: Press
Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
THE Church of Scientology has angrily denied that high-profile follower John Travolta allegedly blames it for not being able to prevent his son’s death. Tabloid reports earlier this week claimed Travolta had become a “bitter recluse” after the death of his son Jett, 16, who was believed to have suffered from autism. Britain’s Mail on Sunday claimed church insiders had said Travolta bitterly regretted adhering to Scientology’s teachings when treating his son's condition and had threatened to quit the secretive church. ...
Jul 5, 2009
Film crew signs 'no questions' TomKat Scientology contracts — Herald Sun (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Luke Dennehy
Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
KATIE Holmes is about to start filming her new movie, Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark, but some questions from the crew will not be allowed. The Batman Begins actor will begin filming on the closed Docklands set this week, as she, husband Tom Cruise and daughter Suri continue to explore Melbourne's sights and stores. One film source from the set said that each crew member had signed agreements saying they would not ask the superstar about her religion, Scientology. The ...
May 31, 2009
Scientology's $12m renovation rescue — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Sharon Labi
Source: Daily Telegraph (Australia)
THE Church of Scientology plans to spend $12 million upgrading its Sydney headquarters, but faces a ban on trawling the street outside the building for new recruits. The group's controversial plans include building an extra level on its Castlereagh St premises, and renovating the facade of the heritage building. Neighbours and businesses have objected to the proposed upgrade at Scientology House, citing aggressive recruitment tactics, nuisance, loss of view, extra pollution and heritage concerns. City of Sydney councillors will vote on ...
Apr 30, 2009
[Opposition] leader won't reveal 'fakes' source — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
The South Australian Government is keeping the pressure on Opposition Leader Martin Hamilton-Smith to say who gave him fake documents he tried to use against the Premier. Labor Party leaders say they do not believe any ALP members forged documents to set up Mr Hamilton-Smith. He has apologised for raising the fake documents in Parliament to claim that the Premier Mike Rann solicited donations from an agency of the Church of Scientology. SA Transport Minister Pat Conlon says Mr Hamilton-Smith needs ...
Apr 29, 2009
Bolkus threatens to sue over Scientology claim — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Consultant and former federal minister Nick Bolkus says he is considering taking legal action over accusations that he was involved in payments from the Church of Scientology to the ALP. South Australia's Opposition Leader Martin Hamilton-Smith gave details in State Parliament on Tuesday of emails he said he had received from a Labor Party source. The emails alleged a $20,000 payment was made to the ALP by a company affiliated with the church. Mr Bolkus is one of two party members ...
Apr 29, 2009
Martin Hamilton-Smith humiliated by forged 'Labor invoices' — The Advertiser
Type: Press
Author(s): Russell Emmerson
Source: The Advertiser
OPPOSITION Leader Martin Hamilton-Smith has admitted he used fake documents for a parliamentary attack accusing Premier Mike Rann of corruption. He apologised to Parliament over his reliance on faked documents linking Mr Rann to a supposed illegal $20,000 donation from an organisation linked to the Church of Scientology. Mr Hamilton-Smith told Parliament on Tuesday that Mr Rann had a meeting with Applied Scholastics, an education company linked to the Church of Scientology, in Melbourne to smooth the way for "special treatment" ...
Apr 29, 2009
No record of Scientology donation: ALP — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
The South Australian Government says it is considering pressing charges against whoever gave suspected fake documents to the Opposition. The Liberals told parliament that emails from within the Labor Party indicated that a company associated with the Church of Scientology donated $20,000 to the ALP after a meeting with the Premier. Some of the emails are alleged to have come from ALP state secretary Michael Brown. But he says he did not send them and there is no record of any ...
Apr 29, 2009
Scientology email scam dragged into SA Parliament — ABC News
More: MP3
Type: Radio
Author(s): Nance Haxton
Source: ABC News
MARK COLVIN: The Church of Scientology is at the centre of an unholy row in the South Australian Parliament. The Liberal Opposition claimed in Parliament that it had emails and invoices from a Labor source. It said these confirmed that Scientology had made a $20,000 donation to the Labor Party, and was getting special favours from the Premier Mike Rann. But the Labor Party says all the documents are fake and that the Liberals have been duped. Now the Deputy Premier ...
Apr 10, 2009
Infinite Complacency -- Maureen Bolstad's story I: Early years
Feb 28, 2009
Shrinks in their sights — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Kate McClymont
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
COMING to a doctor's surgery near you: a sparky little DVD, saying "psychiatrists occupy the lowest rung of the medical profession", has been dispatched to GPs across Australia. The DVD says that psychiatrists are money-grubbing quacks who invent diseases so that they can become rich by prescribing drugs. Those evil dudes also kill 3000 people a month by prescribing psychotropic drugs, it says. While Tom Cruise's comely visage does not feature on the DVD, it is the product of that crazy ...
Feb 4, 2009
World exclusive: scientology alien secret exposed — Seven Network
More: Youtube video, FOLLOW-UP
Type: TV
Author(s): Bryan Seymour
Source: Seven Network
World exclusive: scientology alien secret exposed * Reporter: Bryan Seymour * Broadcast Date: February 04, 2009 Scientology has denied for decades that it preaches stories about aliens infecting humankind. In a world exclusive, Today Tonight has aired founder L Ron Hubbard explaining the story of Xenu the alien. It's been scientology's most fiercely guarded secret - but not any more. In this audio tape, the founder of the organisation says: "there is a base on this planet and it so shredded ...
Jan 21, 2009
Scientologists hit out at criticism — Canberra Times (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jano Gibson
Source: Canberra Times (Australia)
THE Church of Scientology has appealed for religious tolerance after its $12 million bid to redevelop its Sydney headquarters sparked fears from neighbours of an increase in "menacing" and "aggressive" recruitment tactics. The church has sought approval from the City of Sydney to add two floors to its five-storey building, Scientology House, on Castlereagh Street. The increased floor space would help turn the building into an "Ideal Org", the name Scientologists give to their most significant churches. But almost 150 people ...
Dec 18, 2008
Scientology - former NZ scientologists speaks out — Radio New Zealand National
Nov 30, 2008
Church of Scientology cancels auction — RealEstate Source
Type: Press
Author(s): Marc Pallisco
Source: RealEstate Source
PROSPECTIVE purchasers and commercial real estate agents were left standing at the altar again this week, after the Church of Scientology abandoned the sale of its city headquarters, just hours before a scheduled auction. The Church blamed planning delays, and other issues concerning the development of its new headquarters, as the reason it cannot vacate its 4-level Melbourne home of almost 30 years. This excuse was cold comfort for the dozens of investors who had shown an interest in the 42 ...
Nov 29, 2008
Scientologists leave buyers at the altar again — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Marc Pallisco
Source: The Age (Australia)
PROSPECTIVE purchasers and commercial real estate agents were left standing at the altar again this week, after the Church of Scientology abandoned the sale of its city headquarters, just hours before a scheduled auction. The church blamed planning delays, and other issues concerning the development of its new headquarters, as the reason it cannot vacate its four- level Melbourne home of almost 30 years. This excuse was cold comfort for the dozens of investors who had shown an interest in the ...
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