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Dec 19, 1982 A sect asunder? Scientology showing signs of schism — Kansas City Star
Nov 10, 1982 Scientology's status challenged in court — Australian Financial Review
Australian Financial Review
A VERY old and pure form of tax avoidance favoured by governments throughout the western world came before the High Court yesterday. The device is not available to individuals. First they must band together and become recognised as a religion, before they can take advantage of the tax exemptions which are provided by legislatures for religions, or religious organisations, or religious bodies. The case before the High Court concerned the Church of the New Faith, as it is known in Victoria, ...
May 6, 1982 Scientology no religion, court rules — West Australian More: link
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 was dismissing an appeal against a decision by the Commissioner of Payroll Tax not to grant the organisation an exemption from tax as a religious organisation. ...
May 3, 1982 Poor image plagued church from start — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: news.google.com, link
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Unlike some of his colleagues in the Clearwater business community, developer Alan Bomstein doesn't regard the Church of Scientology as a threat to the city's economic future. But he does agree that L. Ron Hubbard's 32-year-old, self-styled "religion" has an image problem. "The Church of Scientology," Bomstein says, "is the classic, textbook example of bad public relations." On the eve of City Commission hearings into church activities, there is little doubt that Scientology is the least popular institution in ...
Apr 1, 1982 Scientologists lose tax battle — The Advisor
Jan 13, 1982 Sect installs new powers that be — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Jan 10, 1982 A tight corner for the Scientologists — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Jan 8, 1982 Scientologists lose disclosure battle — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Jan 3, 1982 Scientology remains an issue in Clearwater — Clearwater Times (Florida) More:
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