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MELBOURNE, Wednesday. — Scientologists planned to take over Australia, alter establishing a "Scientology Government," a witness told the Scientology Inquiry Uday.
South Yarra pub,'i....er Philip. Bennett AVearnc told the inquiry he first heard of the plan to take over Aus
tralia in 1960.
The plan was to infiltrate Government departments, political parlies and other in stitutions. with scientologists getting jobs in these organi sations, Wearne said.
He said after the move to "clear Australia" was com pleted, the aim was . to take over the world,
Wearne, publicity officer of
the Committee for Mental Health and National Security, which is composed of "former scientologists", said he was in a key position to carry out the Scientology organisation's work as he had had extensive connections in the Labour Party and Trade Union
He told the inquiry later that he had a hallucination that earlier in his life he had been caught in a giant spid er's web .and eaten by a 40 ft. spider. This developed after a "scicntiology process ing". he stated.
The inquiry will continue