Category: Oceania

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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Australia: Qantas takes pork off menu after Emirates tie-up

| 08/04/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Qantas takes pork off menu after Emirates tie-up

Australian airline Qantas Airways has removed food items containing pork and alcohol from its in-flight menu on routes that transit through Dubai starting 1 April.

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Australia: Halal Easter eggs and cat food: where big money meets religion

| 28/03/2013 | Reply
Australia: Halal Easter eggs and cat food: where big money meets religion

Cadbury will sell a mountain of chocolates this Easter. It has been careful to make sure that its products are certified as halal, even though it is not necessary. Hundreds of companies in Australia do the same. Halal certification has become a big business.

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UAE: Global Halal food producers upbeat on Mideast growth prospects

| 02/03/2013 | Reply
UAE: Global Halal food producers upbeat on Mideast growth prospects

At the four-day Gulfood, the biggest food and hospitality fair which ended here Thursday, meat producers from East and West said the demand for Islamic or halal food emerged to an accepted global mainstream taste.

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Australia’s debut Sukuk to fund solar power project

| 06/02/2013 | Reply
Australia’s debut Sukuk to fund solar power project

SGI-Mitabu, a consortium of two Australian solar companies, The Solar Guys International and Mitabu Australia, are planning to finance an Indonesian solar power project using Sukuk.

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Indonesia works on animal welfare in abattoirs

| 19/10/2012 | Reply
Indonesia works on animal welfare in abattoirs

A global animal welfare organisation has embarked on a three-year project with veterinarians in Indonesia to improve welfare standards in the country’s abattoirs.

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New Zealand: Launches a Halal Guide for the Muslim markets

| 27/09/2012 | Reply
New Zealand: Launches a Halal Guide for the Muslim markets

Tourism New Zealand is committed to further enhancing New Zealand’s position as visitor destination in emerging Halal markets and this guide is about supporting the delivery of a quality visitor experience for travellers once they are there.

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Opinion: ‘Shariah-compliant’ tourism opens new markets

| 17/09/2012 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Shariah-compliant’ tourism opens new markets

These days, more and more Muslim travellers are looking for the “halal” label on hotels, restaurants and even airlines when they travel. One-quarter of the world’s population is Muslim and they are becoming a growing sector of the world’s economy

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New Zealand: Say Hello to Halal

| 02/09/2012 | Reply
New Zealand: Say Hello to Halal

In the latest New Zealand study, more than 36,000 people identified themselves as Muslim. Already some of our nation’s most forward-thinking companies are successfully tapping into this market. Unsurprisingly, dairy is leading the way.

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