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Scientology is not religion, says court

Title: Scientology is not religion, says court
Date: Thursday, 6 May 1982
Publisher: Advertiser (Australia)
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MELBOURNE — The Victorian Full Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the Church of the New Faith, practising Scientology, was not a religion or a religious institution. The Full Court unanimously dismissed an appeal by the organisation against a ruling by Mr. Justice Crockett in December, 1980, that it was not a religious organisation. Mr Justice Crockett had dismissed an appeal against a decision by the Commissioner of Payroll Tax not to grant the church an exemption from tax as a religious ... [Read the rest at]