Australian Critics of
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The Liars' Club and Scientology
The Liars' Club was a Melbourne sceptical radio show that ran
on radio station 3-RRR until a complaint from the Church of Scientology to
the Australian Broadcasting Authority, claiming 'religious vilification',
resulted in an adverse ruling widely regarded as completely insane.
- the interview the original complaint was based on (not that the Church
hadn't whinged copiously before that).
- put out by Adam Joseph soon after the show was pulled.
- Terry Lane of ABC Radio National interviewing the head of the ABA. Hear
the latter come across as a spluttering fool. Oh well. Not that he's
operating with no checks or balances on his organisation whatsoever or
anything. Oh, wait, it turns out he is:
- an extensive opinion on the ABA ruling prepared by the CLC for 3-RRR. The
gist: that the ABA is out of control. And a press release from Adam Joseph.
Lucretia's Letter, early 1996: Stop Press
Liars' Club and Stephen Walker.
Opinion piece against ABA decision on the Liars' Club.
[Scientology in electronic media in Australia]