THE BONA FIDES OF THE SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION
In a British Commonwealth country, on October 27, 1983, the full bench of the High Court of Australia the highest court in the land unanimously ruled that The conclusion that it [the Church of Scientology] is a religious institution entitled to the tax exemption is irresistible. As a result of this case, the Church established the legal definition of religion for the Australian Constitution for the first time in history.
Scientology is treated as a religion with respect to all facets of its activities by courts and agencies at all levels of government.
The Assessment Appeal Board, province of British Columbia ruled in 1990:
The Church of Scientology is a religious organization.
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