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Scientologists lose appeal / Not religious, Judge rules

Title: Scientologists lose appeal / Not religious, Judge rules
Date: Friday, 19 December 1980
Publisher: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
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MELBOURNE. - A Supreme Court judge in Melbourne ruled yesterday that the Church of the New Faith, practising scientology, was not a religious institution. The church had asked Mr Justice Crockett to rule that it was a religious institution and not liable to pay State payroll tax. The church had appealed against the refusal of the Commissioner of Payroll Tax to exempt it from paying payroll tax. Mr Justice Crockett said an institution did not become religious in character simply because ... [Read the rest at]