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Scientology wins status of church in High Court

Title: Scientology wins status of church in High Court
Date: Friday, 28 October 1983
Publisher: The Australian
Author: Carol Simmonds
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THE High Court yesterday decided to end God's exclusive reign over the nation's religious affairs, opening the way for many non-mainstream religions to claim the legal status of a church and all the financial and other privileges that go with that status. In a landmark decision handed down in Perth, the Full Court unanimously rejected a narrow definition of religion and moved towards the American judicial view under which Buddhism, Taoism, Ethical Culture and Secular Humanism have been held to be ... [Read the rest at]