What constitutes a Church? Scientology in Australia - 2016-09-28
But there was a time when the Scientologists' cheerleader wasn't a Hollywood star, but the Australian High Court judge Lionel Murphy.
Murphy wasn't a scientologist – not remotely – but one of his rulings made Australia the first country to recognise Scientology as a religion.
ABC journalist Steve Cannane has been asking some tough questions about the religious status, the money and the abuse of power inside Hubbard's so-called church for his new book, Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia.