Xenophon's Scientology inquiry defeated in Senate - 2010-03-11

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F360.png Xenophon's Scientology inquiry defeated in Senate March 11, 2010, AAP, The Australian

LABOR and the Coalition have been accused of choosing to look away from claims of abuse in the Church of Scientology, by blocking a Senate investigation into the tax-free status of religious groups.

Independent senator Nick Xenophon today failed to win enough support for an inquiry into whether church groups should be subjected to a public benefit test, like that in Britain.


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