Senate in alignment with the planet Ron - 2010-03-12
Nevertheless history shows he well knows the treachery of Australian politicians. In 1965 a Victorian Coalition government banned Scientology. South Australia and Western Australia followed suit but 18 years later the High Court's Church of the New Faith v Victorian Commissioner of Payroll Tax ruling exempted Lafayette Ron's organisation from paying tax.
Now Scientology has emerged victorious in its second confrontation with an Australian parliament when the holy trinity in the Senate united to defeat Nick Xenophon's attempt to have the tax-free status of religious and charitable groups investigated by politicians.