Diluted Thinking
in Australian healthcare

A Brief Introduction to Scientology

Introduction

This section takes a look at Scientology (CoS) only in regard to healthcare.

For general information and background on Scientology I recommend the following resources:

Scientology concerns itself with mental health issues, campaigning against evidence-based approaches to psychiatry and psychology mostly through its front groups CCHR and Youth For Human Rights.

It campaigns against recreational drug use and prescription drug abuse via A Drug Free World, which also refers addicts to Scientology's Narconon program provided by Get Off Drugs Naturally.

A few scientologists are connected to or support Jim Humble's dangerous MMS treatment; a long-term Sydney scientologist runs the Sydney chapter of the Genesis II Church.

A significant number of Australian scientologists support the anti-vaccination movement and, in particular, the movie Vaxxed.

Church of Scientology Charities

Charity NameReporting YearTotal Gross IncomeTotal Assets
Church of Scientology Australia201928,118,565172,359,770
Church of Scientology Melbourne Inc20186,423,0454,834,390
The Church of Scientology Inc20192,730,29916,753,791
Church of Scientology Religious Education College Inc201930,196,981144,052,637
The Trustee for Church of Scientology Perth Academy Building Fund202010083
The Trustee for Church of Scientology Brisbane Academy Building Fund20202,044,4573,332,920
The Trustee for Church of Scientology Adelaide Academy Building Fund202079,725133,371
The Trustee for Church of Scientology ACT Academy Building Fund202041,796209,750
Church of Scientology Mission of Stonnington Inc20202079,128
Church of Scientology Mission of Leichhardt202028,6951,038
Applied Scholastics Western Australia (Incorporated)20209501,627
Association for Better Living and Education Inc201998,0428,488,444
Get Off Drugs Naturally20181,183,087113,995
Drug Free Ambassadors Australia Incorporated20207,43922,848

Scientology also runs its anti-drugs campaigns using charities. Please refer Get Off Drugs Naturally & Narconon and A Drug Free World & The Truth About Drugs posts for details.

Church of Scientology Australia

ABN: 25 151 052 274 (from 23 May 2011)

ACNC: Charity Register Summary

Date established: 2011

Where it operates: Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Samoa, Taiwan, Tonga.

Entitled to charity tax concessions.

Not entitled to receive tax deductible gifts.

Responsible persons:
President: Vicki Dunstan
Treasurer: Amanda Nicholl-Caddell
Secretary: Katrina Craven
Director: Sei Kato
Board Member: Christine Harris

Church of Scientology Melbourne Inc

ABN: 19 836 676 035

ACNC: Charity Register Summary

Date established: 2012

Where it operates: Victoria

Entitled to charity tax concessions.

Not entitled to receive tax deductible gifts.

Responsible persons:
Committee Member: Cheryl Wickens
Committee Member: Elizabeth Grogan
Committee Member: Jan Lester
Committee Member: Mary Anderson

The Church of Scientology Inc

ABN: 71 782 886 938

ACNC: Charity Register Summary

Date established: 1968

Where it operates: New South Wales, South Australia

Entitled to charity tax concessions.

Not entitled to receive tax deductible gifts.

Responsible persons:
President: Vicki Dunstan
Treasurer: Amanda Nicholl-Caddell
Secretary: Katrina Craven
Public Officer: Rosalind Robins

Church of Scientology Religious Education College Inc

Also known as: Hubbard Dianetics Foundation

ABN: 93 741 842 528

ACNC: Charity Register Summary

Date established: 2013

Where it operates: South Australia, United Kingdom

Main beneficiary: Overseas communities or charities

Not entitled to receive tax deductible gifts.

Responsible persons:
Board Member: Anna Mertens
Board Member: Francoise Springall
Board Member: Massimo Angius

The Trustee for Church of Scientology Perth Academy Building fund

ABN: 78 707 526 929

ACNC: Charity Register Summary

Date established: 2003

Where it operates: Western Australia

Entitled to charity tax concessions.

Not entitled to receive tax deductible gifts.

Responsible persons:
Trustee: Amanda Nicholl-Caddell
Trustee: Katrina Craven
Trustee: Vicki Dunstan

The Trustee for Church of Scientology Brisbane Academy Building Fund

ABN: 13 172 090 453

ACNC: Charity Register Summary

Date established: 2003

Where it operates: Queensland

Entitled to charity tax concessions.

Endorsed to receive tax deductible gifts.

Responsible persons:
Trustee: Amanda Nicholl-Caddell
Trustee: Katrina Craven
Trustee: Vicki Dunstan

The Trustee for Church of Scientology Adelaide Academy Building Fund

ABN: 86 988 625 877

ACNC: Charity Register Summary

Date established: 2003

Where it operates: South Australia

Entitled to charity tax concessions.

Endorsed to receive tax deductible gifts.

Responsible persons:
Trustee: Amanda Nicholl-Caddell
Trustee: Katrina Craven
Trustee: Vicki Dunstan

The Trustee for Church of Scientology ACT Academy Building Fund

ABN: 90 748 325 997

ACNC: Charity Register Summary

Date established: 2003

Where it operates: Australian Capital Territory

Entitled to charity tax concessions.

Endorsed to receive tax deductible gifts.

Responsible persons:
Trustee: Amanda Nicholl-Caddell
Trustee: Katrina Craven
Trustee: Vicki Dunstan

Church of Scientology Mission of Stonnington Inc

ABN: 79 391 223 554

ACNC: Charity Register Summary

Date established: not stated

Where it operates: Victoria

Entitled to charity tax concessions.

Not entitled to receive tax deductible gifts.

Responsible persons:
President: Bernard Lowenstein
Vice-president: Lynnette Lowenstein
Other: Alexander Robertson

Church of Scientology Mission of Leichhardt Sydney

ABN: 14 797 450 035

ACNC: Charity Register Summary

Date established: 2002

Where it operates: New South Wales

Entitled to charity tax concessions.

Not entitled to receive tax deductible gifts.

Responsible persons:
Public Officer: Mary Szental

Applied Scholastics Western Australia (Incorporated)

ABN: 87 924 135 787

ACNC: Charity Register Summary

Date established: 2004

Where it operates: Western Australia

Entitled to charity tax concessions.

Endorsed to receive tax deductible gifts (Applied Scholastics Western Australia Gift Fund)

Responsible persons:
Chairperson: Alison Tarrant

Association for Better Living and Education Inc

ABN: 47 197 045 372

ACNC: Charity Register Summary

Date established: 2006

Where it operates: Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, Timor-Leste, Vietnam

Entitled to charity tax concessions.

Not entitled to receive tax deductible gifts.

Responsible persons:
Director: Nigel Mannock
Treasurer: Katrina Craven
Committee Member: John Dunstan
Committee Member: Wendy Craven

Get Off Drugs Naturally

Also known as Narconon Melbourne

ABN: 87 271 714 796

ACNC: Charity Register Summary

Date established: 1997

Where it operates: Victoria

Entitled to charity tax concessions.

Endorsed to receive tax deductible gifts (Get Off Drugs Naturally Foundation)

Responsible persons:
Committee Member: Kalisa Besi

Drug Free Ambassadors Australia Incorporated

Also known as Drug Free World Australia

ABN: 43 275 629 491

ACNC: Charity Register Summary

Date established: 1993

Where it operates: Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Entitled to charity tax concessions.

Endorsed to receive tax deductible gifts (Drug Free Ambassadors Australia Incorporated Gift Fund)

Responsible persons:
President: Churlya Wurfel
Secretary: Gary Bromwell
Treasurer: Virginia Stewart

Other Front Groups

Other front groups and organisations connected to Scientology in Australia are:
Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE)
A non-profit organisation, it is an umbrella organisation for the following:
  • Applied Scholastics
  • Narconon
  • Criminon
  • The Way to Happiness
Schools
  • The Athena School (Sydney)
  • Yarralinda (Melbourne)
World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE)
WISE is a membership organisation whose members use Hubbard management technology. WISE ANZO is the Australian arm.
International Association of Scientologists (IAS)
IAS is the official membership organisation of Scientology.
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