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Category: Oceania

New Zealand rises as key exporter of halal meat

| 24/12/2016 | Reply
New Zealand rises as key exporter of halal meat

New Zealand is known for an economy dependent on agriculture, but it is also a leading exporter of halal meat to Muslim countries including Indonesia.

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Opinion: Don’t make this about Islam or Halal, it’s just slaughter

| 27/10/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Don’t make this about Islam or Halal, it’s just slaughter

Doesn’t reserving hysteria only for halal miss the point entirely in the context of the wider meat industry? It’s a distraction from the real issue: that we slaughter animals at all.

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GIES: The Halal Food Market Is the Islamic Economy’s Largest Sector

| 06/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: The Halal Food Market Is the Islamic Economy’s Largest Sector

The State of the Islamic Economy report revisits the Halal Food Indicator (HFI) to evaluate a country’s halal food ecosystem.

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Officials deny NZ meat industry favours Muslim religion

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Officials deny NZ meat industry favours Muslim religion

Officials have poured cold water over a Kiwi farmer’s concerns that New Zealand’s meat industry only caters to the Muslim religion.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s Dewina Group eyeing local partners in Halal food manufacturing

| 21/08/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s Dewina Group eyeing local partners in Halal food manufacturing

Brahim’s receive enquiries from several companies in Japan and Australia which are already producing halal products and need Muslim partners to build their credibility.

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Opinion: Putting Islam centre stage in the digital age

| 21/08/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Putting Islam centre stage in the digital age

Peter Gould is fast becoming the face of a new mode of engaging with spirituality through digital and creative spaces.

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Partake in a short global survey for SGIE Report 2016

| 07/08/2016 | Reply
Partake in a short global survey for SGIE Report 2016

Please take this short survey to add your views and valuable perspective on your Halal sector and see the results in the State of the Global Islamic Economy 2016 Report.

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Halal and Vegan Drive Ethical Label Market

| 24/05/2016 | Reply
Halal and Vegan Drive Ethical Label Market

According to the new research, halal and vegan labels are set to grow by a compound annual growth rate of over 5 percent annually between 2015 and 2020.

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Chinese meat processors look to NZ ahead of chilled meat deal

| 11/05/2016 | Reply
Chinese meat processors look to NZ ahead of chilled meat deal

A new Halal Arrangement, under which China will recognise New Zealand’s Halal regulation and certification regime for Halal goods exported to China, was also co-signed.

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UAE: Entries for Islamic Economy Award open

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
UAE: Entries for Islamic Economy Award open

Submissions for the eight categories of the 2016 award close July 31, 2016.

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Australia: Overwhelming success of IHC 2016 in Sydney

| 10/04/2016 | Reply
Australia: Overwhelming success of IHC 2016 in Sydney

The first International Halal Conference (IHC) 2016 made a new addition to Australian history when 12 top international speaker spoke on national and global Halal issues.

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New Zealand: Trade with Iran could bolster halal meat

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
New Zealand: Trade with Iran could bolster halal meat

Prime Minister John Key said the re-establishment of trade links with Iran could be a bonus for New Zealand’s halal meat industry.

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UAE: New Zealand body accredited as halal certifier

| 21/02/2016 | Reply
UAE: New Zealand body accredited as halal certifier

The New Zealand Islamic Development Trust (NZIDT) has been officially unveiled as being accredited by the UAE as a halal certifying body.

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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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