Halal Petition

As I write this it is now 826 days since the Economics Reference Committee handed down sensible and practical recommendations from the Third Party Certification of Food Inquiry.
The recommendations were a result of bipartisan agreement that would benefit all consumers and would not hinder Australian businesses.
Over a period of six months the senate inquiry received almost 1500 submissions, which is a very large number for any inquiry, held three days of hearings and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars all at tax payer expense.
Why has the government has ignored the findings for 826 days?
Why does the government show such contempt to Australian consumers and Australian businesses?

The recommendations are clear and simple:
Recommendation 1
3.19 The committee recommends that food manufacturers clearly label products which have received third party certification.
Recommendation 2
3.1 The committee recommends that the government, through the Department of Agriculture, consider the monitoring and compliance of halal certification of meat for export; and becoming the sole signatory on the government halal certificate.
Recommendation 3
3.60 The committee recommends that the government, through bilateral and multilateral forums, promote greater acceptance of a 'whole–of-country', government-led halal certification system.
Recommendation 4
3.78 The committee recommends that the government consider requiring certification bodies to register their operations under certification trademarks.
Recommendation 5
3.79 The committee recommends that the government consider requiring that halal certification of goods in the domestic market comply with the standard agreed for export.
Recommendation 6
3.80 The committee recommends that the halal certification industry consider establishing a single halal certification authority and a single national registered certified trademark.
Recommendation 7
3.96 The committee recommends that meat processors clearly label products sourced from animals subject to religious slaughter.

These are not divisive. They are clear, simple and reasonable recommendations that would allow consumers to have a choice and businesses to have far more freedom by not being subject to an unregulated mess that is currently the halal certification industry. Muslims can still access halal certified products without it being imposed on all consumers. Profiteering and racketeering would be reduced if not eliminated. The Australian meat exporters would have their concerns about monopolies and price gouging addressed and corruption would be greatly reduced. Everybody wins.

Please ensure you enter all of your details correctly, including your address, so that the petition is valid and can be submitted to Parliament.

15,000 signatures

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  • Andrew Habib
    signed 2018-03-30 07:31:49 +1100
  • Barry Tideswell
    signed 2018-03-30 06:15:54 +1100
  • Glenn Smith
    signed 2018-03-30 04:05:30 +1100
  • Graham Lawrence
    signed 2018-03-29 23:25:56 +1100
  • Don Batty
    signed 2018-03-29 23:16:21 +1100
  • Debra Burns
    signed 2018-03-29 22:42:34 +1100
  • Lisa Evans
    signed 2018-03-29 22:28:46 +1100
  • Josh Townsend
    signed 2018-03-29 20:40:50 +1100
  • Lesley Frede
    signed 2018-03-29 18:21:07 +1100
  • John Evans
    @Joffa63John tweeted link to this page. 2018-03-29 17:31:43 +1100
    Sign the petition: Halal Petition https://www.hamcampaign.com.au/?recruiter_id=43
  • John Evans
    signed 2018-03-29 17:31:25 +1100
  • Peter OBrien
    signed 2018-03-29 17:23:46 +1100
  • Bronwyn Schell
    signed 2018-03-29 17:20:32 +1100
  • Frank van der Boon
    signed 2018-03-29 17:05:26 +1100
  • Angela Angie Aislabie
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-29 16:43:42 +1100
    Sign the petition: Halal Petition
  • Angela Aislabie
    signed 2018-03-29 16:43:14 +1100
  • Paul Chojnacki
    signed 2018-03-29 16:33:21 +1100
  • John Hahn
    signed 2018-03-29 16:13:21 +1100
  • Donna Murray
    signed 2018-03-29 16:06:37 +1100
  • Rebecca Baker
    signed 2018-03-29 16:06:07 +1100
  • Lesley Parker
    signed 2018-03-29 16:06:02 +1100
  • Matthew Arkoshy
    signed 2018-03-29 15:53:39 +1100
  • Jeannette Page
    signed 2018-03-29 14:55:54 +1100
    Stop the Halal extortion scam