Category: Oceania

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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The 1st International Halal Conference and Semi Annual General Meeting WHFC

| 26/05/2015 | Reply
The 1st International Halal Conference and Semi Annual General Meeting WHFC

The event attracted many people, with over 28 Halal Certifying Bodies from 20 countries represented.

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Australia: Secret deal to tie up Halal market

| 26/05/2015 | Reply
Australia:  Secret deal to tie up Halal market

A NUMBER of the region’s top Muslim leaders signed a secret deal in Mecca last year to tie up more of the $1 trillion halal certification market.

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Australia: Halal certification secures Emirates deal for Fleurieu

| 21/05/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal certification secures Emirates deal for Fleurieu

A milk products company which announced it would ditch its Halal certification after it was targeted on social media has now reinstated it and won back a deal with Emirates.

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Australia: Submissions to Parliamentary inquiry into Halal claim it’s a scam

| 20/05/2015 | Reply
Australia: Submissions to Parliamentary inquiry into Halal claim it’s a scam

Liberal senator, Cory Bernardi initiated the Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into what he calls a “racket” of certification.

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Australia: Senate to investigate halal certification

| 14/05/2015 | Reply
Australia: Senate to investigate halal certification

The Federal Parliament’s Economics Reference Committee will undertake a six-month inquiry into food certification schemes, including halal certification.

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Australian companies remove kashrut certification symbols over Halal fears

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
Australian companies remove kashrut certification symbols over Halal fears

A number of companies in Australia have removed kosher certification symbols from their packaging due to pushback over Halal certification.

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Australia: Federal government plan to regulate halal certification

| 13/04/2015 | Reply
Australia: Federal government plan to regulate halal certification

Food manufacturers selling on the domestic market would have the choice of obtaining halal certification from a religious body or being able to make a similar claim themselves.

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Australia: Halal certification misunderstood says Bega Cheese

| 03/04/2015 | Reply
Australia:  Halal certification misunderstood says Bega Cheese

ANTI-HALAL sentiment lives in pockets around Australia, but there appear to be some misunderstandings surrounding halal products.

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Australia PM Okay with Halal certification

| 30/03/2015 | Reply
Australia PM Okay with Halal certification

Tony Abbott is comfortable Australian companies are paying Islamic groups for halal certification, putting him at odds with two government MPs who want to curb the practice.

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2nd Halal Tourism Symposium takes off in Auckland

| 27/03/2015 | Reply
2nd Halal Tourism Symposium takes off in Auckland

The conference was graced by renowned scholars and eminent personalities from the travel and tourism industry from Auckland, India and other South East Asian countries.

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Australia: Halal certification needed so meat producers can grow exports

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal certification needed so meat producers can grow exports

Federal Liberal National Party Bruce Scott says that if Australia is to capitalise on jobs and exports in the rural sector, it needs to ensure its food is halal certified.

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Opinion: Does Islamic finance understand what is expected of it?

| 15/02/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Does Islamic finance understand what is expected of it?

Is it comprehending that external events, from 9/11 to Boston Bomber and Charlie Hebdo, will impact on its growth beyond Muslim majority countries?

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Australia: Rows over Halal and terrorism linkage

| 13/02/2015 | Reply
Australia: Rows over Halal and terrorism linkage

A defamation case unfolding in the New South Wales Supreme Court is set to bring Australia’s halal-food industry — or, more so, the anti-halal movement — into the limelight.

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Australia: Anti-halal campaigner sued over claims Islamic certification supports terrorism

| 11/02/2015 | Reply
Australia: Anti-halal campaigner sued over claims Islamic certification supports terrorism

Mohammed El-Mouelhy, the head of one of Australia’s largest certifiers, Halal Certification Authority, began proceedings in the New South Wales supreme court last month.

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Global mark of quality for halal food begins with Australia and New Zealand exports to UAE

| 08/02/2015 | Reply
Global mark of quality for halal food begins with Australia and New Zealand exports to UAE

Halal food products from Australia and New Zealand are the first imports to be subject to the UAE’s new standards.

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Opinion: The perception problem of halal

| 26/01/2015 | Reply
Opinion: The perception problem of halal

If you do not address a provocative rumour, does it become a reality? Can an agenda-driven small vocal minority with social media savvy derail a trillion-dollar industry?

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Australia: Lindt response to Halal certification of their chocolate

| 18/12/2014 | 1 Reply
Australia: Lindt response to Halal certification of their chocolate

“We don’t refuse to halal certify our product, we just don’t do it. We just make chocolate for everyone.”

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Australia: Business on the Halal battleground

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
Australia:  Business on the Halal battleground

One of a number of anti-halal lobbyists urges its followers to bombard specific businesses with complaints in the hope they will cancel their halal registration.

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State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

| 08/12/2014 | Reply
State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

The Islamic Economy covers 7 main sectors: Islamic Finance, Halal food, Halal travel, Modest Fashion, Halal Media & recreation, and Halal pharmaceutical & cosmetics.

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