Friday 20 November 2009

The Letters filed to Senate

As well as summarising former Scientologists' allegations against the movement in his Senate speech, Australian Senator Nick Xenophon tabled edited versions of the letters they wrote him. This section covers the main points.

Australian senator Nick Xenophon’s broadside against Scientology in Tuesday’s adjournment speech has attracted media interest around the world.

The opportunity to cover such serious allegations with the legal protection accorded to reports on a parliamentary speech was too good to miss.

But Senator Xenophon also tabled more than 50 pages of correspondence from his sources into the Senate files.

Some of the identifying details were deleted, but he made it clear that the police would be getting the unexpurgated versions.

The letters, as submitted to the Senate now carry the same parliamentary privilege. What follows is a summary of the allegations they contain.


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