From: firstname.lastname@example.org Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Re: Co$ Staffers: Burdens On Society? Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999 14:30:49 GMT Message-ID: <email@example.com> On Thu, 04 Mar 1999 23:40:42 -0800, Don NOTs <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >If Co$ staffers are so poorly paid, do many of them go on public >assistance? > >It would be a sick joke if the cult not only didn't pay taxes of any >kind but collected welfare money as well. When I was in Xenu City this >past December, a teacher in the public school system told me that the >children of cult member all availed themselves of free school lunches >whereas the offspring of taxpayers paid for the privilage. > >Does anyone have any information on this? > >Don NOTs >(SP5) I am preparing a long detailed post on this subject, in short: OUT ETHICS AT THE CANBERRA ORG (AUSTRALIA) Matthew Dent is a Course Supervisor at the Canberra org. He lived on the unemployment benefit last year while working up to 90 hours a week at the org. He lied to the government each fortnight about looking for work. He had a government flat which he sublet for a profit. He has two children yet has no time or money for them. Late last year he actually got a job in Sydney and got off the dole. It was a cash in hand job and he did not pay tax. He is now back working 8.30am to 10pm seven days a week at the Canberra org while the other supervisor is in Sydney. He is not enrolled to vote. He will be 30 this year. Then there is Anna and Dean Detheridge. She was the receptionist and he is the Ethics officer. Before they married he shared her government flat and she lived on the Single Parent Pension. She remained on the Single Parent Pension for quite some time after they married. Karen and Andrew McGowan (the Executive Officer) also live in a government flat. They have are not responsible for, participate with or contribute to the three children they have. I believe the org is out exchange with the community, for despite the community providing money, shelter and child support it cannot avail itself to any of the services offered without paying more. No wonder the Canberra org is so downstat. BTW The *soup kitchen* provided by charity each Friday night for the down and out is well frequented by the local Scientologists. Talk about downstat and out exchange. The shabbily dressed, sickly looking staff are poor public relations.
From: email@example.com Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Re: Co$ Staffers: Burdens On Society? Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 00:03:11 GMT Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> On 7 Mar 1999 08:04:24 GMT, email@example.com (David Gerard) wrote: >On Fri, 05 Mar 1999 14:30:49 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote: > >:I am preparing a long detailed post on this subject, in short: >:OUT ETHICS AT THE CANBERRA ORG (AUSTRALIA) > >Goddamn. > >I wonder if they'll try to sue for libel over this one. > >I might put it on the page next update (whenever that is ... ahem) and see >if they bite. > >(I don't think it would help a case against me if they didn't do something >about the original post.) > >[And it could always be put up in Holland, where the complainants would >have to bring an action themselves under Dutch law.] > > For a libel case, (and Australian law is quite strict about libel, more so than the USA, with the first amendment), the information published has to be shown to be untrue, misleading or contain distorted facts; it has to be shown that the reputation of the person claiming libel has been impaired or damaged in some way. I maintain that the facts presented in my post are true and will only result in criminal prosecution for the people mentioned if they are taken to a court of law. I also think that the reputation of the people mentioned is not good enough in the first instance to be damaged. :) I don't think the Canberra org wants their activities bought into the courts. Last financial year Matthew Dent earned $1001 from the Church of Scientology for working up to 90 hours a week. Last May he worked from 8.30am untill 10pm for 28 days solid. He claimed "Jobsearch Allowance" (the dole) for the entire period. He paid no child maintenence to either of his children during that financial year. The courts and journalists would find alot of interest in this case. C'mon David, put it on the page!