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Oct 28, 1983
Judges define a religion — The Age (Australia)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Garry Sturgess
Source: The Age (Australia)
The High Court yesterday gave a broad meaning to what in law constitutes a religion, with all five judges holding that a belief in God was not an essential criterion. The Full Victorian Supreme Court, upholding the decision of a single judge of that court, had earlier found that a belief in God was essential and that Scientology did not qualify as a religion. But this finding was yesterday unanimously overruled by the High Court. Acting Chief Justice Mason and Mr ...
Oct 28, 1983
Scientologists celebrate good news -- now to bring it to the people — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Louise Carbines
Source: The Age (Australia)
Hours after hearing the good news, Melbourne scientologists were deciding how they were going to spread it. "We're going to have TV ads, and we'll promote the book 'Dianetics, the Modern Science of Mental Health', the young scientologist said. David Griffiths, 28, son of a Uniting Church minister, was sitting on a pile of books in the foyer of the church's Russell Street headquarter. He was delighted by the victory, and by the knowledge that finances were going to improve with ...
Oct 28, 1983
Scientology a religion: judges — The Age (Australia)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Garry Sturgess
Source: The Age (Australia)
The High Court yesterday unanimously ruled that Scientology was a religion and declared that a belief in God was not an essential qualification for an organisation to be a religion. The decision, a rebuff to the Victorian Full Supreme Court, means that Scientologists are entitled to tax exemptions under the Victorian Payroll Tax Act. Although the case was fought over a relatively small amount of money, $897.80, the decision could have major implications for Federal and State revenue raising authorities if ...
Jun 25, 1982
Scientology ban lifted — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: The Age (Australia)
The Legislative Council yesterday passed legislation to lift bans on Scientology in Victoria. Scientology has been banned under a State law passed in 1965. There are 6000 scientologists in Victoria who practise their faith despite the ban. The Liberal and National Parties did not oppose a bill to amend the Psychological Practices Act, introduced by the Health Minister, Mr Roper. He claimed the act was a nonsense law brought in in a fit of panic in the 1960s. The Psychological Practices ...
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May 6, 1982
Scientology ban to go despite court's ruling — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Louise Carbines, Damien Comerford
Source: The Age (Australia)
The Victorian Government will go ahead with plans to lift bans on Scientology despite a ruling yesterday by the State Full Court that the Scientology organisations could not claim to be a religion. The Minister for Health, Mr Roper, said that the court's ruling would have no impact whatsoever on the State Government decision to amend the Psychological Practices Act which has outlawed the Church of Scientology since 1975. He hopes to have the amendment passed by the end of the ...
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Apr 18, 1981
Churchmen urge an end to bans on scientology — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Louise Carbines
Source: The Age (Australia)
Officials of three churches have signed a petition calling on the State Government to lift bans on the Church of Scientology. The petition asks the Government to "review the Victorian Psychological Practices Act and remove all prohibitive sections aimed at members of the Church of Scientology purely on religious grounds. It further asks "that in future no legislation be passed which discriminates against any minority because of its beliefs". The petition concludes: "We are, we believe qualified to express opinion on ...
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Feb 25, 1981
Scientologists lodge appeal — The Age (Australia)
Dec 19, 1980
Scientology religion claim sham, says judge — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Prue Innes, Aileen Berry
Source: The Age (Australia)
The Scientology organisation's claims to be a religion were a sham, a Supreme Court judge said yesterday. Some of its services were grotesque, a mockery of religion, he said. Mr Justice Crockett made the comments in dismissing an appeal by the organisation, calling itself the Church of the New Faith, against a decision of the Commissioner of Payroll Tax not to grant it exemption from the tax as a religious institution. The Guardian of the Melbourne Church of Scientology, the Reverend ...
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Nov 21, 1980
Scientologists seek recognition — The Age (Australia)
Jul 16, 1980
A church returns and finds a home — The Age (Australia)
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