[Note: if anyone can track down the original and tell me what the headline actually is, I would most appreciate it!]

The Age (Melbourne), 11 Aug 1969, p3

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Victoria's scientologists plan to break the law soon when they hold a meeting at which scientology will be taught.

Yesterday the president of the Church of Scientology of California in Victoria (Mr. Ian K. Tampion) said members would continue to press for the repeal of the Psychological Practices Act.

About 70 people attended a fellowship day held by the Church in Dickens Street, Elwood.

Mr. Tampion told the meeting that he had postponed committing an offence against the act. He had planned to do this at yesterday's meeting.

But he said this would be done soon.

Mr. Tampion said that Victorian scientologists would picket Parliament House every night as part of their plan to have the Psychological Practices Act repealed.

A legal move would be made to test the validity of the Anderson report of 1965 which described scientology as "perverted."

The movement's world legal chief (Mr. Charles Parselle) said that a writ would definitely be issued. But he would not say against whom.

It would say that the inquiry into scientology was not conducted to give a fair view of the situation.


It would also say that the report issued was wrong on enough points so that its findings should be reversed.

Mr. Parselle said that the whole tenor of the Anderson report was wrong. Though it had been held to inquire into scientology in Victoria, it had found on scientology generally.

"I want to get the report quashed," Mr. Parselle said.

The action would be taken to the Privy Council if necessary.

If it could be shown the report was a lot of nonsense the movement would be a long way towards getting the Psychological Practices Act repealed.


Mr. Tampion said it was proposed to show very clearly that scientologists had a real grievance. He wanted to get people to look at the whole situation.

During the fellowship day meeting two policemen visited the hall, looked in at the meeting for a few minutes, and then left.

Mr. Tampion said that scientologists as a group had reformed their activities.

"We have made ourselves acceptable," he said.

"We have to show there was something wrong with the Anderson report," Mr. Tampion said.

If there were anything undesireable with scientology in 1963-65 this was not so now.