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Landmark Education:
Defence workers trained by 'cult'
April 2, 2008

The Defence Department has admitted some of its personnel have undertaken professional development courses run by an organisation that had been listed as a possible cult.

At least $12,000 has been spent by the Department on courses run by Landmark Education - though none since 2004.

In the mid 1990s Landmark Education was listed among 200 groups in France that had cult-like features and it has been accused in the past of brainwashing.

But the group's spokeswoman, Deborah Beroset, says the organisation has been unfairly tarnished.

"What happened in France is that a commission established by the French Parliament issued a report that listed almost 200 organisations as being either a possible cult or potentially having cult-like aspects," she said.

"We were never contacted and were inappropriately included in that list."

Disclaimer:This news page is about groups, organizations or movements, which may have been called "cults" and/or "cult-like" in some way, shape or form. But not all groups called either "cults" or "cult-like" are harmful. Instead, they may be benign and generally defined as simply people intensely devoted to a person, place or thing. Therefore, the discussion or mention of a group, organization or person on this page, is not necessarily meant pejoratively. Readers are encouraged to read widely on a topic before forming an opinion. Never accept information from a single source at face value. This website only holds a small amount of information and should not be relied on as a complete source. For example, if you find older information, this should be weighed up against newer information as circumstances can change.
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