Church of the New Faith v Commissioner of Pay-Roll Tax (Victoria): 27 Oct 1983

(High Court of Australia) Meaning of religion – scientology church application for tax exemption. The trend is towards a ‘newer, more expansive, reading’ of religion. However ‘Religious conviction is not a solvent of legal obligation.’
High Court of Australia – (Victoria) The Court referred to which ‘ . . seek to explain, in terms of a broader reality, the existence of the universe, the meaning of human life and human destiny.’
Pay-roll Tax (Vict.) – Exemption – Religious or public benevolent institution – Scientology – Religion – Pay-roll Tax Act 1971 (Vict.),s. 10(b).
Mason ACJ, Murphy, Wilson, Brennan and Deane JJ
(1983) 154 CLR 120, [1983] HCA 40
Austlii, Jade
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Updated: 09 May 2021; Ref: scu.223025