CIFS Australia

Cult Information and Family Support Inc.

About CIFS

Can I Help


In The News

Books + Video




Info Search




Quote of the Day:
'Victims gradually lose their ability to make independent decisions and exercise informed consent.'
- Dr Margaret Singer



| 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010- | World |
Ryan backs Xenophon campaign on Scientology
ABC News
January 31, 2011


Victoria's Deputy Premier, Peter Ryan, is backing a campaign to have the Church of Scientology stripped of its tax exempt status.

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has been leading the push to overturn the church's formal recognition as a religious body.

Mr Ryan says he does not agree with the Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle's decision to attend a Scientology function on Saturday.

Mr Doyle was the guest speaker at the opening of the church's new headquarters in the Melbourne suburb of Ascot Vale.

Mr Ryan says he is "opposed" to the organisation.

"As a general principle, there should not be a tax free status available to a church entity which is not, in fact, a church," he said.



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.
S i t e   S e a r c h :

1 0 0 0 +   p a g e s



ABC Radio:
16 Oct 2010
14 Oct 2010


CIFS Conference:
Brisbane 2012 *
Canberra 2011
Seminar 2011
Brisbane 2010


Visions of Paradise


Cults: After-Effects




Top of Page
| Home | About CIFS | Can I Help | Contact | In The News | Books + Video | Stories | Articles | Events | Info Search | Links |