Australian Gov. to give Scientology school $1.6 million

Discussion in 'Media' started by _You_, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. _You_ Member

    Australian Gov. to give Scientology school $1.6 million


    Schools linked to Scientology will get $1.6m
    December 2, 2009

    FEWER than 100 children will benefit from more than $1.6 million in Federal Government subsidies over four years to two schools strongly linked to the Scientology movement.

    The Athena School in Newtown will receive $751,519 in recurrent funding from the Federal Government for the 2009 to 2012 funding period. It has also been allocated $135,287 for a new library, $114,713 for primary classroom refurbishments and $50,000 for other refurbishments under the Rudd Government's Building the Education Revolution program.

    The Athena School is licensed by Applied Scholastics International, which has strong links to Scientology. The school's website says it teaches from the booklet The Way to Happiness, written by Scientology's founder, L. Ron Hubbard.

    The Federal Government will provide an estimated $367,000 over the four-year funding cycle to the Yarralinda School in Mooroolbark, Victoria, which has about 30 students and uses teaching methods developed by Applied Scholastics.

    The school's website says the education services and materials are based on Hubbard's works.

    A NSW Greens MP, John Kaye, said the Athena School had enrolled fewer than 50 students last year, according to NSW Government figures. He said the Rudd Government, despite its concerns about Scientology, had endorsed the use of public money to support a school that promoted Hubbard's teaching.

    ''Public funding to the Scientology schools promotes the teachings of an organisation that has been accused of intimidation, blackmail and fraud.''
  2. _You_ Member

    Re: Rudd to give Scientology $1.6 million


    NOT ON MY WATCH!!!!!!!!
  3. Re: Rudd to give Scientology $1.6 million

    Go get 'em AO!

    donate here >>>>

    ...will that be a one way ticket?
  4. Belladonna Member

    Re: Rudd to give Scientology $1.6 million

    From the above Sydney Morning Herald article, it has now been picked up by

    ABC News

    Scientology school gets $1m from government - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  5. RightOn Member

    Re: Rudd to give Scientology $1.6 million

    Horrible. poons needed
  6. _You_ Member

    Re: Rudd to give Scientology $1.6 million

    Horrible that it's happening, fantastic that it's getting reported. I suspect a great deal more wealth has been shifted from Australian taxpayers to the cults coffers. It's fantastic that the press is covering this theft, and that the people are outraged about it.

    Press on.
  7. CLOCKSHIT Member

    Re: Rudd to give Scientology $1.6 million


    I have a feeling that the funds will be siphoned without even a problem if they don't watch it. This is absolutely disgusting!

    Scilon ripper
  8. Belladonna Member

  9. _You_ Member

  10. Belladonna Member

    Re: Rudd to give Scientology $1.6 million

    Wat? You don't know me very well, do you?

    I would appreciate any assistance you would be willing to provide.


    ABC News
    Scientology school defends funding

    Scientology school defends funding - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  11. Re: Rudd to give Scientology $1.6 million

    All I know about you is that you have a great deal of google news alerts set to scientology related matters and that you are quite handy with the Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V shuffle.

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