Kevin Victor Anderson

Kevin Victor Anderson

Kevin Victor Anderson

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Sir Kevin Victor Anderson (1912 – 14 October 1999) was a 20th century Australian jurist.

Education and early career

Anderson was educated at Xavier College Melbourne, and became a Clerk of Courts in what is now the Magistrates Court of Victoria on leaving school in 1929. He completed a part time Bachelor of Laws at the University of Melbourne in 1937. During the Second World War he was commissioned in the Royal Australian Navy, and served in Operations and Naval Intelligence. Towards the end of the War, he was a liaison officer in the Manila headquarters of General Douglas MacArthur, and was present at the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay in September 1945. He was admitted to the Victorian Bar on 24 November 1945 and became a Queen's Counsel (QC) on 14 August 1962.In Brief, The Fortnightly Newsletter of the Victorian Bar Council 19 October 1999 168: 1.

Scientology Inquiry

As as a QC, Anderson was appointed in late 1963 as a one-man Board of Inquiry into Scientology that sat until April 1965. The reportState of Victoria (1965) Board of Inquiry into Scientology. Government Printer: Melbourne. of this inquiry is still regarded as controversial by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission,Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (1998) Article 18 Freedom of Religion and Belief. Commonwealth of Australia: Canberra ISBN 0642269599 p.85 in the context of the recognition of new religious...
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