Australian Critics of
This page maintained by David Gerard.
Otherwise-unclassified Scientology stuff
This page contains stuff I couldn't think of anywhere else for, stuff being
archived worldwide for safekeeping and stuff I just felt like putting in my
own Scientology-related web space. Enjoy.
Village Cinema review of
From the Village Cinemas
An ad before A Bug's Life, at a Hoyts in Sydney.
NSW Council for Civil Liberties, Policy, 1968
From collected CCL NSW policy,
1964-1979. This was after Scientology had already been banned in Western
Australia and Victoria, and presumably was facing the prospect of a similar
ban in New South Wales.
"That this Committee, not having investigated or having detailed knowledge
of the practice of Scientology, would, however, if legislation in respect
to scientology were proposed, oppose legislation directed solely to
preventing the association of members of that organisation. The Criminal
Law should always be directed against antisocial acts and offences defined
in terms of the ingredients of the offence and not in terms of membership
of any organisation. The committee is not by this resolution approving or
disapproving any proposed legislation that may deal with the alleged
antisocial behaviour of scientologists and postpone consideration of any
proposed legislation until such time as it is brought forward, if at all."
(Committee Meeting 23rd October 1968).
Ron's Journal 68, ANZO Supplement: "Asiatic hordes"
A supplement to Ron's Journal
68, only distributed to ANZO (Australia, New Zealand, Oceania) orgs. We
also have a scan.
- Commentary by Chris Owen. "I suppose
that I should know better by now, but the depth of L. Ron Hubbard's lunacy
does continue to surprise me ..."
Creationists distance themselves from
An Australian creationist organisation has recently changed its
name from "Christian Science Foundation" to "Answers In Genesis".
Amusingly, one of the reasons given was that the new name will be "less
easily confused, even unconsciously, with cultic groups like 'Christian
Science' and 'Scientology'." (Thanks to Frank Copeland for this one.)
Scientology in Australian Music
... and I don't mean Kate Ceberano. Please do send
A letter from the Perth org to someone who had stopped in three years
- Midnight Oil, "US Forces" (from 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2,
1, 1982) - a big hit here at the time. (Thanks to Neil Muspratt for
spotting this one.) Third verse:
"Everyone too stoned to start emission
People too scared to go to prison
We're unable to make decisions
Politicians' party line don't cross that floor
L. Ron Hubbard can't save your life
Superboy takes a plutonium wife
In the shadow of Ban the Bomb we live"
- Doug Anthony All Stars, "Krishna" (from Icon, 1989). Second
"Well, I used to be a cattle-prod for Jesus
And L. Ron Hubbard took me in some too
I was a moonie, loved Charles Manson, but they are not as handsome
As the godhead whose skin is shining blue"
A page from Henry Bartnik's address
... the interesting bit here being mention of a 'train suicide' and
'defamation'. (Suicides and defamation always being hot topics around
Scientology.) Mr Bartnik is the Community Relations Officer or whatever it is
(mail me if you have his correct title) for
Australia; evidently he started in Perth. The address book is part of the pile
of stuff The Squirrel found out the back of the Perth org several years ago. This GIF is 163K; you
are encouraged to take a copy for safekeeping.
The letter from the Church's barratrous lawyer Helena Kobrin, granting me
SP 4 status. I'll see if I can find my original message anywhere in the
world (I think I quoted the famous Six Lines of OT7-48 just to test if the
CoS really would send EVERYONE one of these).
Extensive documentation of the racism of L. Ron Hubbard. By Keshet and Ted
A quote from Zodiac by Neal
The book is about toxic chemicals, but this bit seemed to me a wonderful
allegory for cults, poison memes and the detection skills of the Net. "No
chemical crime is perfect. Chemical reactions have inputs and outputs and
there's no way to make those outputs disappear. You can try to eliminate them
with another chemical reaction, but that's going to have outputs too. You can
try to hide them, but they have this way of escaping. The only rational choice
is not to be a chemical crook in the first place ..."
William S. Burroughs and Scientology
Grady Ward was ordered by the
Hon Ron to 'retract' his request for copies of the 'Sekrit' Skriptoors of the
Church of Scientology in all its little corporate identites. He asked the
retraction to be published far and wide, so here it is. This happens to
include a full list of the supposedly-secret stuff he was after.
... in the Grady Ward case. Placed here as part of a world-wide
Another one here for safekeeping. I obtained this before the CoS
tried to get it sealed.
Netcom cancelled both of these at the request of the CoS. Well, fuck
By the way, I got a Ho'-note for reposting these.
Note that she requests that I cancel them, rather than
demanding. Maybe she's learning. (Yeah, I know.) And a matching note to my sysadmin. (Incidentally, da Ho' got
the wrong message-ID.)