Category: Australia

Australia: Butchers treat halal beef ‘with respect’

| 02/06/2011 | Reply
Australia: Butchers treat halal beef ‘with respect’

Local beef processers and halal butchers in Australia have hit out at the brutal treatment of cattle in Indonesian abattoirs as horrific, saying it went against Muslim beliefs.

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Australia: Taking Stock

| 22/05/2011 | Reply
Australia: Taking Stock

An ABC interview on live trade of animals to Indonesia. The Indonesian people want to make change and want to improve things, and this has been seen quite significantly over the past five years – right at an industry level, at the facilities themselves, and also with the Indonesian government.

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Australia: Premier rules out funding for halal businesses

| 18/05/2011 | Reply
Australia: Premier rules out funding for halal businesses

PREMIER Ted Baillieu has quashed a Muslim organisation’s call for taxpayers to pay for the expansion of Islamic schools and halal food outlets into mainstream suburbs.

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Australia: Search for: Gold Coast Tourism pitches Arab lounge to draw Middle Eastern visitors

| 16/05/2011 | Reply
Australia: Search for:  Gold Coast Tourism pitches Arab lounge to draw Middle Eastern visitors

The Middle East has become a lucrative tourist market for the Coast over the past decade, delivering tens of thousands of visitors, including wealthy Arab sheiks and their entourages. Many Gold Coast hotels and theme parks now have prayer rooms and serve halal food to cater for Muslim visitors.

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Australia: Camel Meat Exports Aim to Turn Pest into Profit

| 26/04/2011 | Reply
Australia: Camel Meat Exports Aim to Turn Pest into Profit

As populations and food needs grow across the Middle East, one Egyptian businessman has spotted a niche export opportunity for Australia: camel meat.

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Australia: Meat and Livestock Australia renews commitment to the region in Gulfood 2011

| 24/02/2011 | Reply
Australia: Meat and Livestock Australia renews commitment to the region in Gulfood 2011

Over 18 meat exporters and producers from Australia will be hosted at the Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) pavilion, widely anticipated to be at the centre of Gulfood visitors’ attention for its contribution to the estimated annual $860m red meat products’ trade between Australia and the MENA region.

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Mideast tops world in 2010 Aussie lamb sales

| 11/02/2011 | Reply
Mideast tops world in 2010 Aussie lamb sales

The Middle East established itself as Australia’s largest lamb export destination in 2010, surpassing the US, with shipments increasing 2% on the previous year, to a record 36,670 tonnes according to figures released by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries – DAFF in Australia.

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UAE: Burger Fuel chain plans to open 15 outlets in UAE

| 02/12/2010 | Reply
UAE: Burger Fuel chain plans to open 15 outlets in UAE

New Zealand’s Burger Fuel chain of restaurants, known for its grass fed halal meat, will open 15 outlets in the UAE, within the next five years.

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Australia: Live export debate continues

| 05/11/2010 | Reply
Australia: Live export debate continues

Australia is the world’s largest annual exporter of live animals to be slaughtered. According to the RSPCA, Australia sends ‘4 million sheep, 600,000 cattle and 25,000 goats’ overseas every year. The journeys, which can last up to three weeks, are made with economic, religious, cultural and logistical concerns in mind. Yet animal welfare groups have long-held concerns that live transportation is contrary to the health and welfare of animals.

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"Halal" Beauty and the Cosmetics Industry

| 27/01/2010 | Reply
"Halal" Beauty and the Cosmetics Industry

In this article Amanda Foxon-Hill, a Cosmetic Chemist, gives her views with the help interviews organised by IslamOnLine.net on the new niche market developing on Halal Cosmetics. This is article clearly shows the importance these topics being discussed at the coming International Conference on Halal Cosmetics & Toiletries being held in Kuala Lumpur on the 13-14 April 2010.

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Vegemite becomes politically correct

| 24/01/2010 | Reply
Vegemite becomes politically correct

VEGEMITE has gone halal in a bid by
food giant Kraft to make the national “treasure” available to Muslim
Australians.
This small gesture has created a mixed bag of reactions from people in Australia.

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Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) supports Gulfood 2010

| 19/01/2010 | Reply
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) supports Gulfood 2010

The Australian meat & livestock industry
will be actively involved in the Gulfood 2010 edition to be held during
February 21-24, in a step that reflects its commitment to the
highly-important ME markets, according to Mr. Lachlan Bowtell, the
Regional Manager of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), the
international marketing arm of Australian meat and livestock producers.

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AANZFTA a boon for Asean, modest boost for Brunei

| 10/01/2010 | Reply
AANZFTA a boon for Asean, modest boost for Brunei

AUSTRALIA’S trade minister Simon Crean welcomed the commencement of
the country’s largest free trade agreement, the Asean-Australia-New
Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA), earlier this week in an
announcement on the ministry’s website. Australia’s
High Commissioner to Brunei, Mark Sawers, is focusing on the broader liberalisation
aspect between the three regions. Sawers told The Brunei Times yesterday that the historic
agreement, which spans 12 economies with over 600 million people and a
combined GDP of A$3.1 trillion, will lead to modest improvements in
some particular sectors between Brunei and Australia.

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More RP halal-compliant exports sought

| 30/12/2009 | Reply
More RP halal-compliant exports sought

Filippino government and industry representatives
led by Trade and Industry Senior Undersecretary Thomas Aquino went to
Australia to gain a first hand knowledge on the best practices of
Australia’s halal meat processing system through actual plant visits
witnessing of proper halal procedures on the slaughter of cattle,
sheep, goats, and chicken and informative briefings as well.

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Why we must ban export of live sheep

| 15/12/2009 | Reply
Why we must ban export of live sheep

Australians may
think of themselves as animal lovers, yet our laws allow many animals
to suffer a lifetime of cruelty in the name of profit.

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This cruelty to sheep is economically unsound

| 19/11/2009 | Reply
This cruelty to sheep is economically unsound

Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, is to celebrated soon,
and again Australian sheep have been sent en masse to the Middle East
for slaughter. The live export industry is becoming increasingly
irrelevant yet the Australian Government continues to bow to the live
export lobby at the expense of animal suffering.

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Australian ritual slaughter ruling condemned

| 13/11/2009 | Reply
Australian ritual slaughter ruling condemned

THE World Society
for the Protection of Animals has condemned the Federal Government for
allowing the ritual slaughter of conscious animals for halal and kosher
meat to continue in Australian abattoirs.

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Australia – Roger Fletcher on Halal pre-stunning

| 12/11/2009 | Reply
Australia – Roger Fletcher on Halal pre-stunning

Australia’s largest sheepmeat processor — and largest halal
sheepmeat exporter in the world — said most of the industry opposed
religious ritual slaughter on conscious animals.

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Australia – New report on Halal and Kosher slaughter

| 10/11/2009 | Reply
Australia – New report on Halal and Kosher slaughter

Scientific reports into the use – or lack thereof – of stunning
equipment prior to livestock slaughter due to religious beliefs will be
released by State and Federal Governments.

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Royal plea to PM on ritual slaughter

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
Royal plea to PM on ritual slaughter

PRINCESS Alia bint
al-Hussein of Jordan has appealed to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to stop
the ritual slaughter of conscious animals for halal meat in Australia. She said its continuation would set back attempts to improve animal welfare in the Middle East.

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