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Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia 1 edition

Cover of: Fair Game | Steve Cannane
About the Book

As astonishing as it is compelling - Steve Cannane's extraordinary insight into Scientology in Australia is investigative journalism at its very best. 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. 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.


So how did it come to this? Why did the Australian government have to provide a protection visa for José Navarro on the grounds that a religious organisation it deems a tax-exempt charity had trafficked him? How could a church that claims to believe in freedom and human rights enslave and traffic its members? How could a church that in its own religious creed says ‘that all men have inalienable rights to their own lives’ separate a loving couple who wanted to get married and have a child, and force the woman to have an abortion?

How could a church use Australia as a penal colony in the 21st century?
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1 edition First published in 2016

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Cover of: Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia
Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia
September 19, 2016, Harper Collins
in English


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