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Category: Oceania

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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Islamic Climate Declaration calls for fossil fuel phase out

| 18/08/2015 | Reply
Islamic Climate Declaration calls for fossil fuel phase out

Islamic leaders from 20 countries today launched a bold Climate Change Declaration to engage the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims on the issue of our time.

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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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Islamic Climate Declaration: Call for consultation

| 30/06/2015 | Reply
Islamic Climate Declaration: Call for consultation

Launching an Islamic Declaration on Climate Change in Istanbul on 17, 18 August. You can help with preparing the Declaration.

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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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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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