Category: Australia

Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) launching inquiry into AFIC

| 13/02/2016 | Reply
Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) launching inquiry into AFIC

Charities regulator warns Australian Federation of Islamic Councils it has launched inquiry into whether senior figures spent funds inappropriately.

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Australia: Beef exports to US and Japan slowdown in January

| 13/02/2016 | Reply
Australia: Beef exports to US and Japan slowdown in January

Australian beef processors are getting strangled by tightening cattle supply, higher prices at home, and a fall in international beef prices.

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Charity status stripped from Adelaide’s oldest mosque and main Halal certifier

| 13/01/2016 | Reply
Charity status stripped from Adelaide’s oldest mosque and main Halal certifier

CHARITY status has been stripped from Adelaide’s oldest mosque and main halal certifier for failing to reveal financial dealings.

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Australia: Halal certification is a “purely commercial exchange” – Senate inquiry

| 02/12/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal certification is a “purely commercial exchange” – Senate inquiry

One recommendation is to establish a single, national registered trademark for halal certified products.

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Australia: Call for Turnbull government to consider halal labelling overhaul

| 30/11/2015 | Reply
Australia: Call for Turnbull government to consider halal labelling overhaul

The Turnbull government will be asked to consider overhauling halal certification in Australia, including clearer labelling forhalal australia food sold in the domestic market.

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Australia: Islamic groups and meat processors at odds over government role

| 11/11/2015 | Reply
Australia: Islamic groups and meat processors at odds over government role

Ten meat processors met the Department of Agriculture last month, calling on the government to oversee all aspects of halal certification.

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Australian Halal meat processors say Government takeover needed

| 10/11/2015 | Reply
Australian Halal meat processors say Government takeover needed

Some of the country’s largest meat processors want the Federal Government to urgently reform Australia’s halal beef certification system.

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As rates of chronic diseases in the ME rise, Australian farmers could have the answer

| 26/10/2015 | Reply
As rates of chronic diseases in the ME rise, Australian farmers could have the answer

Agribusinesses in Australia have been cashing in on demand for perceived safe and healthy food, according to a trade and business group.

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Australia: UAE, Saudi remain Victoria’s top food, fibre export markets

| 01/10/2015 | Reply
Australia: UAE, Saudi remain Victoria’s top food, fibre export markets

The Mena region is also an important destination for Victorian red meat, with export volumes up 10 per cent.

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Australia: No Link Between Halal Certification and Funding of Terrorists

| 25/09/2015 | Reply
Australia: No Link Between Halal Certification and Funding of Terrorists

An investigation has not found any connection between the collection of fees for certifying halal food and the funding of terrorism.

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Australia: Bernardi inquiry scheduled on Muslim holy day

| 16/09/2015 | Reply
Australia: Bernardi inquiry scheduled on Muslim holy day

No halal certifiers will appear at Cory Bernardi’s upcoming public hearings into food labelling, which has been scheduled for one of Islam’s holiest days.

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Australia: Industry figure serves up details of corruption in Halal Certification

| 08/09/2015 | Reply
Australia: Industry figure serves up details of corruption in Halal Certification

A LEADING halal consultant has slammed “corrupt, unethical and improper” practices in the multi-million dollar halal food certification industry.

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Australian halal certifiers offer payment to access to Indonesian market

| 07/09/2015 | Reply
Australian halal certifiers offer payment to access to Indonesian market

Halal certifiers in Australia have offered tens of thousands of dollars to Indonesia’s top halal authority — the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) to ensure greater access.

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Austalia: Senator decries ‘religious tax’ on kosher, halal meat.

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Austalia: Senator decries ‘religious tax’ on kosher, halal meat.

Jewish organizations in Australia have expressed confidence in their government’s protection of shechita from a parliamentary enquiry.

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Australia: World’s First Sheep Food Grade Halal Collagen

| 18/08/2015 | Reply
Australia: World’s First Sheep Food Grade Halal Collagen

Holista Colltech Limited has announced the commercial availability of Halal food grade sheep collagen under the brand Ovinex.

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Anti-halal ‘hate campaigns’ damaging $13bn Australian industry

| 18/08/2015 | 2 Replies
Anti-halal ‘hate campaigns’ damaging $13bn Australian industry

“Under Australian law it is not acceptable to vilify one’s race or ethnic background but it seems acceptable to vilify Islam,” Mohammad El-Mouelhy, from HCAA.

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Australia: Halal certification ‘creates more value than it costs’

| 14/08/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal certification ‘creates more value than it costs’

Halal certification enables up to $13bn in food exports each year, according to Australia’s peak body for food and drink manufacturers.

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Australia: Halal committee receives hundreds of views

| 31/07/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal committee receives hundreds of views

Source: AAP Hundreds of submissions have been sent to a parliamentary committee investigating the third party certification of food, with halal the hot topic. More than 500 submissions have been made in preparation for a Senate committee investigation into the hot topic of the halal certification of food in Australia. The majority voiced opposition to […]

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Australia: Frequently asked questions about Halal Certification

| 29/07/2015 | Reply
Australia:  Frequently asked questions about Halal Certification

HALAL certification and its place in the Australian grocery market is a consumer debate still cluttered by rumours and innuendo.

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Aussie halal inquiry ‘targets Muslims’

| 28/06/2015 | Reply
Aussie halal inquiry ‘targets Muslims’

A parliamentary inquiry into food labelling has been accused of targeting the Muslim community and could threaten Australia’s lucrative food export industry.

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