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Grand Opening of the Church of Scientology Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne: 30 January 2011.


Church of Scientology Melbourne—the First Ideal Scientology Church Beneath the Southern Cros

January 2011 marks a new era for the Scientology religion in Australia with the opening of its new Melbourne Church.

Thousands of Scientologists, dignitaries and guests from across the nation celebrated a milestone—the opening of the first Ideal Scientology Church in Australia.

Auntie Joy Murphy Wandin, senior elder of the Wurundjeri people, opened the dedication with the traditional “Welcome to Country” ceremony, welcoming Scientologists to the lands of her ancestors.

Scientologist, Melbourne native and award-winning singer and songwriter Kate Ceberano performed a moving rendition of her original composition “This Song is You,” written in honour of the occasion and the heritage of the city and all that Australia holds dear.

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videos launched in Australia

October 2010

MEET BERNIE from Melbourne

This Melbourne, Australia, art and framing gallery director loves to create exactly the right effect for his clients. Watch his “Meet a Scientologist” video on the Scientology website.

A 25-year veteran of the art business, Bernie Lowenstein describes himself as a “typical Aussie renegade” who loves good food, good coffee and creating things with his hands. continued.....

MEET CLARE from Sydney

For Clare Trafford, teaching is not just a job—it’s an investment in the future. In a video on the Scientology website, she describes her life as principal of an independent school in Sydney, Australia, and the joy she derives from equipping generations of students with the skills they need to accomplish their dreams. continued....

MEET PAUL, Karate instructor from Melbourne.

MEET GUY, a parachute instructor from Sydney.

Judging religion and charity

22 July 2010

Senator Nick Xenophon's back-door approach to bring Scientology under scrutiny through an ill-conceived Tax Amendment Bill on charities has had the effect of alarming religious groups large and small to his unholy crusade. Now they too could be drawn into the strange vortex Xenophon is creating with his call for charities to be measured not only by public benefit (which they currently already are) but also by the criteria of detriment or harm.




23 July 2010

Senator’s campaign just a cover for a new tax

In Scientology you would find that Man is not a body. He is the life source that animates the body. That life source is not found in the physical universe. Its separateness to the body is very evident. It obeys its own laws that are as demonstrable as gravity... continued »

Third Anonymous Member Sentenced in Scientology Church Attack

This was written by Camille Tuutti on Thursday, September 23, 2010, 9:48.

A member of Anonymous was sentenced earlier this week in New York City Criminal Court for his role in an attack on the Church of Scientology of New York, making him the third affiliate of the hacktivist collective to be held responsible for the 2009 incident.

In 2009, Jacob Speregen accompanied another member of Anonymous, Mahoud Samed Almahadin, who ran into the New York Church off Times Square and vandalized the church. Speregen filmed the attack as a co-conspirator with Almahadin and other Anonymous members.

Speregen’s sentence bans him from going near the Church of Scientology for five years. He was also ordered to pay the damages caused by his acts and to perform community service as further restitution for the crime.

Church of Scientology attorney Kendrick Moxon commented on the sentencing, saying, “This decision by the court sends a strong message to Anonymous—and any hate group—that their actions will not be tolerated and that the right to practice one’s religion will be protected.”

Scientology unit for floods

31 January 2011

THE Scientology Disaster Response Unit has been activated to the Lockyer Valley.

The national organisation has a database of volunteers ready, willing and able to be deployed to places in Australia, New Zealand and in the Pacific during times of crisis.

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Church of Scientology
106 Alinga Street
Canberra City, ACT 2601
Tel: (02) 62-23-20-63

Herein is a widespread and growing collection of topical international
Scientology media from 2007 to 2010
by the Church of Scientology of Canberra.

Note: You will need to be able to play YouTube

For our full list of stories, see the
General Archive.

To say that drugs have become the major affliction of society is
not stating the situation too strongly. No sector of life is untouched by this epidemic. Crime and violence are the most obvious byproducts, but amorality, aborted educations and, indeed, ruined lives are
no less serious and just as widespread. more »


Welcome to Scientology in Canberra.


Watch these You Tube Public Service Announcements which promote The Truth About Drugs DVD: Note, this is the largest non-government anti-drug campaign on Earth today.

   Truth About Drugs:
   Truth About Heroin:
   Truth About Meths:
   Truth About Crack:
   Truth About Drugs:
   Truth About Cocaine:
   Truth About Inhalers:
   Truth About LSD:
   Truth About First Time:
   Truth About E:
   Truth About Pain Killers:
   Truth About Alcohol:
   Truth About Cool:
   Truth About Ritalin:
   Anti Drug Video - Heroin

Here is the right DVD for your school. You can order this DVD and play it to your class. It is about what drugs do to you and by the users of the drugs themselves. Here students can listen and see what has happened to the lives of drug uses by the users. This is very effective and the viewing children see it is real.

Below is the ecstasy PSA:


Human Rights Victory for Scientology in Europe
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Strasbourg -- The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday condemned Russia for the second time in two years for refusing to register two Scientology churches as religious organizations.

The Church of Scientology was awarded 5,000 euros (7,250 dollars) in moral damages.

The Church of Scientology is currently promoting the largest human rights program on Earth ever, and below are two of the PSAs that are now on YiuTube and the Youth For Human Rights site. these PSAs are airing over the world right now.   

Freedom of Thought -
Human Rights PSA.

Freedom of Expression - Human Rights PSA.