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Category: Oceania

Australia: Beef and Alcohol Are the Secret Ingredients in Juice

| 25/07/2014 | 2 Replies
Australia: Beef and Alcohol Are the Secret Ingredients in Juice

There is beef and alcohol in your orange juice. If you are drinking Heinz Australia’s Golden Circle juice, that is.

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Australia: Remedies for unauthorised use of a certification trade mark

| 02/07/2014 | Reply
Australia: Remedies for unauthorised use of a certification trade mark

The power to award additional damages under the Trade Marks Act is aimed not at compensation but deterrence.

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New Zealand-GCC free trade deal likely soon

| 13/06/2014 | Reply
New Zealand-GCC free trade deal likely soon

Optimism regarding the signing of a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) that will lower trade barriers between Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries.

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Opinion: Halal food and lifestyle sectors to grow to $2.47 trillion by 2018

| 15/04/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Halal food and lifestyle sectors to grow to $2.47 trillion by 2018

DinarStandard (DS) recently released the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report, in partnership with Thomson Reuters.

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New Zealand: more Halal meat for the world

| 01/04/2014 | Reply
New Zealand: more Halal meat for the world

If a big Muslim country wanted “a huge amount” of meat, audited right back to the paddock, then it could happen. New Zealand has been exporting halal meat since the 1970s.

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Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

A fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are “halal” food, but Islam bans eating “badgers, martens, weasels, beavers and sea otters.”

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Australian beef “as Halal as it gets,” reporters discover

| 02/01/2014 | Reply
Australian beef “as Halal as it gets,” reporters discover

A group of food and lifestyle journalists from the Middle East region visited Australia late last year under an education program underwritten by Meat and Livestock Australia.

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New Zealand: Demand grows for Halal meat exports

| 24/11/2013 | Reply
New Zealand: Demand grows for Halal meat exports

Questions are being raised about whether all New Zealand meat should become halal. Today was the first-ever meeting in New Zealand of the Muslim World Forum.

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Indonesia: Aussie firms paying inflated price to have Halal certification

| 19/10/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: Aussie firms paying inflated price to have Halal certification

The Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI), the top Islamic body which orders Fatwa religious rulings, is dictating how much Australian companies must pay to have their food certified as Halal.

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Australia Gold Coast: Mayor orders more Muslim-friendly city

| 14/10/2013 | Reply
Australia Gold Coast: Mayor orders more Muslim-friendly city

On his return from the Middle East, Cr Tate will meet with traders, restaurant owners, hotels and marketing bodies to look at how both tourism areas can better cater for high-yield Middle Eastern tourists.

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Australia Hosts Muslim Fashion Exhibition

| 07/10/2013 | Reply
Australia Hosts Muslim Fashion Exhibition

Combining fashion and modesty, an Australian exhibition will feature stylish Muslim women couture that applies to the needs of pious women needs, filling a void in the growing market of Islamic fashion.

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Australia: Halal expert earns processing industry’s highest honour

| 21/09/2013 | Reply
Australia: Halal expert earns processing industry’s highest honour

As part of his long-standing responsibilities as an AMIC processor board member, Mr Hayes has taken a key role in representing Australia’s interests in the field of Halal certification, allowing Australian exports to access a growing number of Halal-dependent markets around the world.

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Australia: Aussie Muslims Denounce Anti-Halal Stickers

| 25/07/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Aussie Muslims Denounce Anti-Halal Stickers

A new sticker campaign linking halal food to terrorism has angered Australian Muslims, accusing rightist groups of spreading baseless misconceptions about a peaceful Muslim community.

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Australia: No stunning on Indonesian cattle

| 08/07/2013 | Reply
Australia: No stunning on Indonesian cattle

THE live export market suffers another blow, with a Queensland mission to Indonesia being told pre-slaughter cattle stunning won’t be allowed. There has been a marked shift against stunning by Indonesians.

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UAE: Open-skies deals with UAE, Qatar and New Zealand

| 03/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: Open-skies deals with UAE, Qatar and New Zealand

New open-skies deals with the UAE, Qatar and Kuwait underpin a five-year strategy by New Zealand to strengthen trade, investment and partnerships with GCC countries.

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Australia: Indonesia Tightens Halal Certification in Australia

| 30/06/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Indonesia Tightens Halal Certification in Australia

Sources told ABC that the halal certifying bodies allowed by the Indonesian government charge 300 per cent more than other companies. With this, The Australian Meat Council has already promised that it will work on resolving this issue

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Rise in Australian red meat exports to Saudi Arabia

| 10/06/2013 | Reply
Rise in Australian red meat exports to Saudi Arabia

Australian red meat exports to Saudi Arabia have soared so far this year with analysts predicting further growth in the market.

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Australia: Halal food dishing out radical change in society

| 21/05/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Halal food dishing out radical change in society

HALAL food is now sold at a dozen McDonald’s restaurants and bacon is off the menu at some KFC outlets to accommodate the religious sensitivities of Australia’s growing Muslim population.

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Australia: Beef exporters face Halal certification hike

| 24/04/2013 | Reply
Australia: Beef exporters face Halal certification hike

Issues surrounding halal certification and pre-slaughter stunning have underlined the ongoing challenges beef and cattle exporters continue to face in Indonesia. MUI has delisted key Halal certifier, Australian Halal Food Services AHFS.

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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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