Quote of the Day:
'Victims gradually lose their ability to make independent decisions and exercise informed consent.'
- Dr Margaret Singer
Reported in the media:
This page focuses on Australian News primarily, as well as other articles selected for their informative content and insight into the cult phenomenon.
Australian News Index 2012:
Scientology - December 28, 2012 Could Belgium Bring Down Scientology?
Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission - December 10, 2012 Australian charities welcome new regulator
Royal Commission - November 15, 2012 A Royal Commission into child abuse – how do we measure its effectiveness or ‘success’?
Access Consciousness - November 7, 2012 [USA] What's Behind Gary Douglas's Scientology Knockoff?
Scientology - September 24, 2012 (USA) Niece of Scientology leader plans tell-all book
Universal Medicine - September 8, 2012 New age 'medicine' of Serge Benhayon leaves trail of broken families
Unification Church - September 3, 2012 'Moonies' founder Sun Myung Moon dies
Universal Medicine - August 25, 2012 The Da Vinci mode
Agape Ministries of God - August 13, 2012 cult's financial empire dismantled
Universal Medicine - July 22, 2012 'Cult' cures on Medicare
Scientology - July 8, 2012 Katie Holmes' mission to save Suri
Scientology - July 5, 2012 the ‘third person' in Cruise-Holmes marriage
Scientology - July 4, 2012 Anti-cult activists praise Murdoch for rejecting Scientology
C3 Church - July 2, 2012 Pastor is target of watchdog group
Scientology - June 30, 2012 Census shows scientology numbers going backwards
Agape Ministries of God - June 12, 2012 Tax office seeks millions from cult leader and associates
Agape Ministries of God - June 5, 2012 Disabled woman wins $500,000 payout from Rocco Leo's Agape Ministries doomsday cult
Jehovah's Witnesses - June 2, 2012 (Singapore) Judge forces parents to allow transfusion
Scientology - May 9, 2012 (NZ) Greens say tax payer money going to Church of Scientology
Scientology - April 24, 2012 Scientology leader escapes trial
Scientology Fraud Conviction - March 30, 2012 (France) The Fallout
Recovery Therapy - March 25, 2012 The Spirit of Things - 'Life After a Cult'
False Memories - March 17, 2012 Spirited away
CIFS Queensland Conference - March 9-10, 2012 'The Trauma of Psychological Manipulation'
Satanic-Inspired - March 09, 2012 Satanic-inspired schoolgirl set free
Scientology - February 23, 2012 demands right to underpay workers
Scientology - February 14, 2012 Australia's 'child labour camp' (VIDEO)
Scientology - February 2, 2012 (France) Scientology Fraud Conviction (VIDEO)
Scientology - February 2, 2012 Scientology's days are numbered in France says MIVILUDES president
Exclusive Brethren - January 31, 2012 Brethren fight proves costly for opposers
Scientology - January 7, 2012 'Money first' claim opens schism in Scientology
Scientology - January 7, 2012 Thetans at war - A Split in a Secretive World
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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