Category: Australia

Muslim Travel Boom

| 13/04/2013 | Reply
Muslim Travel Boom

THE international tourism industry is gradually awakening to an emerging travel market that is twice the size of China’s, and bigger than that of the US – affluent Muslim holidaymakers with money to spend.

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Australia: Qantas takes pork off menu after Emirates tie-up

| 08/04/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Qantas takes pork off menu after Emirates tie-up

Australian airline Qantas Airways has removed food items containing pork and alcohol from its in-flight menu on routes that transit through Dubai starting 1 April.

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Australia: Halal Easter eggs and cat food: where big money meets religion

| 28/03/2013 | Reply
Australia: Halal Easter eggs and cat food: where big money meets religion

Cadbury will sell a mountain of chocolates this Easter. It has been careful to make sure that its products are certified as halal, even though it is not necessary. Hundreds of companies in Australia do the same. Halal certification has become a big business.

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Australia’s debut Sukuk to fund solar power project

| 06/02/2013 | Reply
Australia’s debut Sukuk to fund solar power project

SGI-Mitabu, a consortium of two Australian solar companies, The Solar Guys International and Mitabu Australia, are planning to finance an Indonesian solar power project using Sukuk.

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Indonesia works on animal welfare in abattoirs

| 19/10/2012 | Reply
Indonesia works on animal welfare in abattoirs

A global animal welfare organisation has embarked on a three-year project with veterinarians in Indonesia to improve welfare standards in the country’s abattoirs.

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Australia: RSPCA wants stunning exemptions killed

| 11/05/2012 | Reply
Australia: RSPCA wants stunning exemptions killed

THE RSPCA is renewing calls for a ban on slaughter practices that don’t use stunning for sheep and cattle if the Government does not move to reform current exemptions granted for religious reasons.

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Australia: “Halal” medicine now a option for Australian Muslims

| 23/04/2012 | Reply
Australia: “Halal” medicine now a option for Australian Muslims

Australia has its first “Halal friendly pharmacy” that may herald a new niche in the competitive retail pharmacy market. A large segment of Muslim consumers are requesting medicines that are Halal.

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Australia: General Public Paying For Halal Certification Whether They Like it or Not

| 12/03/2012 | Reply
Australia: General Public Paying For Halal Certification Whether They Like it or Not

The Halal economy is booming, with everything from food and cosmetics, to leisure products and holidays, being awarded Halal certification. The cost exceeds that of normal goods meaning consumers are paying to make a certain few millionaires. Video report.

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Opinion: Using cameras in abbattoirs to monitor animal welfare

| 02/03/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Using cameras in abbattoirs to monitor animal welfare

Dr Temple Grandin has made humane treatment of cattle, her life’s work. She consults to Arrowsight in the US and has helped design over half of all the cattle abattoirs in North America. She says cameras have stopped false reporting by supervisors.

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Indonesia: Animal welfare issues exposed again by animal activists

| 02/03/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Animal welfare issues exposed again by animal activists

THE live export industry is facing fresh pressure to clean up its act with new vision of cruelty in Indonesian abattoirs uncovered by animal activists, despite strict new rules for exporters being in place for nearly six months.

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Australia: Moves to implement stunning before report

| 29/11/2011 | Reply
Australia: Moves to implement stunning before report

Warren Farr, the sales manager of Brisbane-based stunning equipment supplier Kentmaster Australia, says arrangements were already in place with its Indonesian agent, Pt. Agro Giri Perkasa (AGP), to introduce mandatory preslaughter stunning as a supply requirement well before the Federal Government suspended the trade for a month based on Indonesian abattoir cruelty allegations.

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Australia: MP claims Halal meat is converting Aussies to Islam

| 27/11/2011 | Reply
Australia: MP claims Halal meat is converting Aussies to Islam

In a speech to Parliament, backbencher Luke Simpkins said most Australians did not know that most of the meat they ate came from animals killed in accordance with Muslim law.

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Australia: Unstunned slaughter to continue in Australia

| 31/10/2011 | Reply
Australia: Unstunned slaughter to continue in Australia

Exemptions that allow some Australian abattoirs to conduct ritual slaughters without prior stunning will continue, after the country’s agriculture ministers last week failed to resolve discussions on calls for their withdrawal.

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Australia: Ministers to discuss banning religious exemptions from stunning

| 27/10/2011 | Reply
Australia: Ministers to discuss banning religious exemptions from stunning

Australia’s primary industries ministers tomorrow will discuss whether to ban religious exemptions from stunning animals at Australian abattoirs.

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Malaysia: USM Receives R&D Sponsorship From Australian Company

| 23/09/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: USM Receives R&D Sponsorship From Australian Company

Holista Colltech, an Australian Stock Exchange listed company, extended the sponsorship to USM to produce the world’s first halal enzyme production process. The research is for an innovative process to enable plant-based enzymes to produce collagen and halal gelatine.

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Australia: Yes We Can

| 11/09/2011 | Reply
Australia: Yes We Can

Sydney’s The Jewish House has launched its annual drive to collect food for the needy with a record 25 Coles Supermarkets participating across Sydney…and has introduced the al-Ghazzali Centre as a new partner for Halal food contributions for Muslims in need.

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Halal Beauty – The Next steps

| 09/09/2011 | Reply
Halal Beauty – The Next steps

Being able to choose Halal when it comes to cosmetic purchases is still a relatively new concept with the vast majority of brands yet to celebrate their fifth birthday. So far it looks like Halal cosmetics fit very neatly (at least on a scientific level) alongside other Natural, Environmentally conscious, pure and animal-testing free cosmetic ranges. So do we need Halal personal care?

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Australia: Call for meat slaughter method labelling

| 26/08/2011 | Reply
Australia: Call for meat slaughter method labelling

Senator Bernardi said he wanted labels on packaging to explain whether meat had been slaughtered according to rituals and whether stun guns were used.

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Opinion: Ending cruelty against animals has its price

| 29/07/2011 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Ending cruelty against animals has its price

The ball is now in the hands of the Indonesian Meat Producers and Feedlot Association who will work together with government officials from both countries, as well as the Meat and Livestock Australia to ensure best practices in Indonesian slaughterhouses.

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Indonesia to issue import permits for 180,000 cattle

| 09/07/2011 | Reply
Indonesia to issue import permits for 180,000 cattle

”We will improve all of our abattoirs,” said Indonesia’s Co-ordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa at a joint press conference with Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd yesterday. ”We, of course, would welcome the use of new devices that meet the halal standard.

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