Australian Senate again rejects inquiry into Scientology cult

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South Australian independent senator Nick Xenophon will keep pressing for an inquiry into the Church of Scientology, despite the major political parties joining to defeat his second attempt to refer allegations of abuse to a Senate committee.

[T]he senator’s latest move failed when only the five Greens senators supported his motion.

The government’s Senate leader, Chris Evans, said the role of Senate committees was to inquire into public policy and government administration, not the activities of individual organisations.

Senator Xenophon told the Senate: ”If this motion goes down I will come back in the next sitting week with another motion. If that goes down I will come back with another and another.”

– Source / Full Story: Senate rejects inquiry on Scientology, Mark Davis, The Age, Mar. 19, 2010 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

The cult refers to the allegations as “”rumour and outright lies.” However, lying and other unethical behavior was officially condoned by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard — which goes a long way to explaining why the ‘religion’ has a lengthy history of hate- and harassment activities.

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