Ban halal certification fees
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As part of the Australian governments' fight to combat terrorism, the government should pass legislation to ban all halal certification fees. These fees, paid by ordinary Australians on everyday food and grocery items directly support terrorism.
Items such as Vegemite, an Australian icon for decades, now include a mark-up for halal certification - a mark-up which directly supports terrorist organisations.
In some cases the food or goods do not even have the halal certification symbol, making it impossible for the consumer to know whether what they're buying includes this hidden tax or not. Because of this, Australians with a conscientious objection to paying for halal certification might be inadvertently supporting terrorists without knowing it.
This article from the Sydney Morning Herald highlights concerns with the Halal certificaion fees. Halal Easter eggs and cat food: where big money meets religion http://www.smh.com.au/comment/halal-easter-eggs-and-cat-food-where-big-money-meets-religion-20130327-2gujc.html
The Australian government should ban the collection of any fees for halal certification.
Please visit this website for more information about which products are halal certified:
WHAT IS HALAL?
HALAL PRODUCT LIST CATEGORIES
PRODUCTS THAT ARE HALAL CERTIFIED
PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN HALAL CERTIFIED INGREDIENTS
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