The Age (Melbourne), 07 Dec 1973, p4

Privy Council turns down scientologist

LONDON, December 6 - A Victorian scientologist whose law suits arising from a report by a Board of Inquiry into scientology were dismissed, was yesterday refused special leave to appeal by the Privy Council judicial committee.

The suits, taken out by Ian Kenneth Tampion, of Frank Street, Box Hill, were dismissed by Mr. Justice McInerney as "frivolous, and vexatious and an abuse of the process of the court".

They were taken out against Mr. Kevin Victor Anderson, QC, who conducted the inquiry into scientology, and Mr. Gordon Just, who assisted him. Both men are now judges.

Mr. Tampion, said to be engaged in scientology, alleged defamation on the part of Mr. Justice Anderson and misfeasance in a public office against both Mr. Justice Anderson and Judge Just.

After their dismissal a series of appeals led him to the Privy Council judicial committee.

Lord Wilberforce said reasons for the decision would be given later.