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May 19, 1977 State says yes to Scientology minister — The Age (Australia)
The Age (Australia)
Mrs. Elaine Allen, a former Sunday School teacher, has become Victoria's first registered Minister of the Church of Scientology. The State Government has relaxed its stand on the movement, outlawed 12 years ago after an inquiry described it as perverted, debased, ill-founded and harmful. The Chief Secretary, Mr. Dickie, last night confirmed that Mrs. Allen, of Balwyn, had been recognised as a minister of religion. But he said the Psychological Practices Act of 1965, under which the movement was outlawed, still ...
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 8, 1968 Dickie: Cult will be stopped — The Sun (Australia)
Apr 2, 1967 Ministers to urge ban on Scientology — Sunday Times (Australia)
Sunday Times (Australia)
A proposal that scientology should be banned throughout Australia will be made by the Minister for Health, Mr. MacKinnon, at the annual Health Ministers' Conference in Perth on April 12. The conference will be attended by the Federal Minister for Health, Dr. Forbes, and by health ministers of all States. Strong support Mr. MacKinnon's proposal is likely to receive strong support from Mr. V. O. Dickie, the Health Minister in the Victorian Government which banned scientology as a "depraved and fraudulent ...
Sep 11, 1966 Cult tells members to mutiny — Sunday Mirror (Australia)
Dec 22, 1965 Scientologists burn papers during raid — The Australian
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