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13 September 2011
STATEMENT FROM CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGYFOR ABC LATELINE
Draft preliminary findings were issued by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) with astrict request for confidentiality.The Church of Scientology has at all times observed such a request. It is disappointingthat other parties have not.The Church of Scientology has, in response to certain draft interim findings,responded with substantial submissions and has met with representatives of theFWO.Those submissions have not yet been responded to and we reiterate that any draftinterim findings are just that.Further, in a media statement issued this afternoon, the FWO
notes that the finalStatement of Findings is likely to differ substantially from the initial draft
It is quite unfair, outrageous and highly unethical for any analysis of such draftfinding to take place when they are not the final decision of the regulatory authority.
We request that you do not publish any story on any draft preliminary findings as it
is clear that you have not taken into account the FWO’s r
equest for confidentialitynor the substantial submissions led in reply by the Church, which may result incertain assertions being expunged from the report in which case dissemination andpublication of that material would be defamatory and may give rise to a cause of action.
We reiterate no findings have yet been issued by the Fair Work Ombudsman.Your suggestion that the Church of Scientology, upon reading the FWO draft finding,transferred its registration as an incorporated association from the NSW Office of