NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
27th November, 1963 : The Victorian Government today set up an inquiry into the Hubbard Association of Scientology. MPs have accused the group of being charlatans and blackmailers and expressed concern that some vulnerable people “believed their mumbo-jumbo”. Kevin Anderson, QC, has been instructed to investigate whether their activities are in any way unlawful.
[Those inquires rarely achieve anything but the enrichement of people associated with them. In November 2009 Senator Nick Xenophon called The Church of Scientology a”criminal organisation”, but the Scientology in Australia is still going strong and claims 150,000 members.]