Some defectors had fared considerably worse than Schofield. In the US, in particular, its pursuit of former members has become notorious. There, Scientology has been accused of beatings, forced abortions and forced labour. In its usual style, the church aggressively denies this.
Scientology in Australia is an unusual religion, and a wealthy one. Since at least the mid-2000s, it has been shrinking in size, with the number of members falling to fewer than 1700 adherents. Even so, its wealth has increased. An investigation this week by The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald found it made nearly 30¢ of profit for every dollar of revenue in Australia and its assets nearly tripled between 2013 and 2019. Australia has become a haven for $326 million in assets, largely cash and property, located in Britain and Australia. Millions of dollars also flow through its Australian accounts from the US, with more unspecified amounts from Scientology operations in Taiwan and Japan.
If the High Court had not classed it as a religion in 1983 it would be one of the country’s more successful mid-sized businesses.
Having moved on from his role as Home Affairs Minister, Peter Dutton has passed on a backlog of asylum seekers vulnerable to exploitation.
Agricultural bosses and their allies are accusing Australians of being work-shy as they face a post-pandemic labor shortage. But it’s low wages and abusive working conditions that make it hard for them to find workers. The solution is obvious: decent pay for decent work.
At the very heart of our capitalist economic system is something grotesque: labor exploitation. That’s immoral — and we need some form of workplace democracy to undo it.
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“Businesses and organizations have great power in their voices and ability to push for change, and I respect the decision of the players to speak out against this unjust law,” said Sen. Raphael Warnock.