The Australian president of the Church of the New Faith (Scientology), the Rev. Michael Graham, and the world director of social reform for the Church of Scientology, Mr Alan Graham, attempted to see Dr Ellis, the director of Mental Health Services in W.A.
They were told that he was out.
It said that Dr Ellis had quoted the State Health Council to his Minister and to Parliament, but had neglected to mention the date of their recommendations - October, 1965.
He had neglected to tell them that the council's findings were based solely on the Anderson report, which the church claimed had been discredited.
[In a memorandum tabled in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, Dr Ellis said that the action of the previous Minister for Health, Mr MacKinnon, in banning scientology had been based on recommendations from the State Health Council. The council consisted of 16 leaders of the medical profession in W.A.
The recommendation had been unanimous and had been taken after consideration of a report from the Mental Health Committee.]