Book Launch: Fair Game by Steve Cannane
Waverley Library Event
Event Date: Fri Sept 23, 2016
Join us for an author talk at Waverley Library as we explore the intriguing and mysterious history of Scientology in Australia.
From Rugby League players trying to improve their game, to Hollywood superstars and the depressed sons of media moguls, Scientology has recruited its share of famous Australians. Less known is that Australia was the first place to ban Scientology, or that Scientology spies helped expose the Chelmsford Deep Sleep Scandal.
Numerous Australians have held senior posts in the organisation only to fall foul of the top brass and lose their families as a result.
fall foul of the top brass and lose their families as a result
Based on years of interviews and research, Walkley Award-winning journalist Steve Cannane tells for the first time the fascinating story of Australia's vital involvement with this powerful, secretive and punitive cult.
Please join us for refreshments and a book signing with the author after the event.
About the author
Steve Cannane is the Europe correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Previously he was a senior reporter and investigative journalist for Lateline.
Steve has worked as a reporter, producer and presenter for ABC TV and radio. He was the founding presenter of Triple J's current affairs program Hack. In 2006 he won a Walkley Award for Broadcast Interviewing. In 2008 Steve presented The Hack Half Hour on ABC2 and in 2009 he fronted the ABC documentary series Whatever - The Science of Teenage.
Friday, 23 September 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (AEST) FREE Register here...
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