Xenophon vow on Scientology probe - 2010-03-12
Independent senator Nick Xenophon has vowed to continue his efforts to investigate the Church of Scientology after a motion for a Senate inquiry failed yesterday.
The federal government and the opposition declined to support yesterday's motion that would have triggered an inquiry into the tax status of religious organisations.
Senator Xenophon blasted the decision, calling the opposition "pathetic". "There is a certain cowardice in turning your back on people who need help," he said during an occasionally fiery debate.