SECURE AUSTRALIA PARTY SUBMISSION TO HALAL CERTIFICATION INQUIRY

SECURE AUSTRALIA PARTY
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AUSTRALIAN HALAL
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HALAL INQUIRY SUBMISSION

I, as interim leader / founder of Secure Australia Party and Principal of Australian Halal, should know more than most the submitters on this matter as I have certified Halal as a non Muslim in which exposed many interesting matters.

Whilst I call for a ban on local domestic Halal certification, I actually evidenced that anyone can certify as Halal or even as non Halal, and deliberately exposed that certification can be done at almost zero cost and without burdening companies with very restrictive contracts.
Also very relevant, is section 116 of the constitution pertaining to religious observance and impositions, whereby 116 does not only mean a restriction on government to impose a religious observance or belief. It was designed to protect citizens from such forced impositions, this includes companies forcing these upon citizens.

Islamics, as we have seen, have of late, created many divisive issues, many stem from them claiming rights under sect 116 as an alleged religion when it does not fit what constitutes a valid religion per the wordings of the Koran, thereby, Government may soon denounce Islam as a religion and thereby change this whole Halal game, so we must keep this in mind, as it forms one of my recommendations.

Halal, is not an item or substance, it is a mere process, it is not a belief in itself, but serves a belief, therefore, this is a very critical point, furthermore, it is alleged it is classified as permissible, but so are all foods, therefore irrelevant this permissible theme.

It is established fact that Halal is a process only, and then secondary becomes a belief that the process should be applied, but is not compulsory as many have been deluded into assuming. Firstly, it can be countered by saying two Islamic words, and secondly, as witnessed in supermarkets in my heavy Muslim populace suburb, that many Muslims were seen by myself to often buy non Halal meat in preference to Halal, just as many seem to smoke cigarettes but tell us it is forbidden.

Per sect 116, Myself or any citizen has a right not to recognize the Islamic religion and its select religious observances, inclusive of Halal or certification, and 116 forbids Government or its agencies etc from imposing such or legislating such upon the people.

Nobody, even Government, has to recognize certification of Halal on local domestic produce, but international laws and regulations make it acceptable for imports/exports where it can be more justified.
I read the following article in 6 various major newspapers, an abattoir paying an astounding $27,000 per month for Halal certification.
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/religious-levy-costs-queensland-abattoirs-thousands-each-month/story-fnihsrf2-1226743106235
This without doubt showed this to be extortion, moreso as it was the reason why I setup AUSTRALIAN HALAL and started certifying Halal, and created a world first NON-HALAL certification, general Halal and Islamic Halal, “a choice”.
And evidenced, I could do it for a fixed price of $10 or even for free, the same level of certification as the company that paid $27,000 per month for same, however, if we add up all companies paying these excessive fees, it is a drain on our economy, an extortion in most cases, and done using two tax exempt scenarios, furthermore, the exploitation and tax evasion became more worrying, as not only are most certifiers a tax exempt entity, but their mates in the meat industry can deliberately pay excessive certification fees like $27,000 as they too claim it as a tax deduction, so the certifier gets $27,000 and the company also gets a separate $27,000 back, an outright cash printing mechanism at huge loss to our economy and a drain on taxpayers via exemptions and tax deductions.

AUSTRALIAN HALAL only needed to sell a handful of certificate to evidence its case, then ceased doing certifications which were for a $10 donation fee to cover admin, and was fully legal and we made them valid indefinitely.
As for the Islamic Halal, it is a mere procedure which any company can do or choose not to do regardless of religion or beliefs, therefore no need for certifications, and an endorsed label would easily suffice, and not force our companies into restrictive contracts.

Islam does not hold global control of procedures or processes, nor does it hold control over what is permissible as that decision is up to the buyer not the seller.

The divisiveness caused by Halal is of massive scale as witnessed by myself and many thousands in my party and groups who in majorities far outnumber Islamics, whereby government is to listen to the majority or wear their wrath at elections, and we see two huge groups in particular, one being boycott Halal Australia, with over a million boycotters registered and over 80,000 facebook likes, plus many more whom are not involved with these groups. This should tell the inquiry a very wise factor, and my investigations into the boycotts show they have been extremely effective, but companies like Cadbury/Kraft avoid making admissions it is via the boycotts, and their sales just keep rapidly dropping, and people are exercising their rights to not buy, and are more concerned at local domestic produce, moreso how it has extended to thousands of other items other than meat, and also the taxation implications and also adding certification costs to the price of goods, particularly the aforementioned $27,000 per month will not be worn by the company, and that’s a huge $324,000 per year at $27,000 per month, therefore the inquiry will not be able to assure that the certification costs are not being recouped in sales..

The Federal minister seemed anti Australian on the Halal issue and quite misleading, firstly, the minister without any public application process, listed a large group of Halal certification authorities on the government website, merely on their say-so, however, as a certifier myself, I requested AUSTRALIAN HALAL be added to that list, and as expected, NO RESPONSE whatsoever, seemingly because he assumed I may not have been Muslim.
The minister later tells the public and Government that removing certification will lose Australia much business, this is incorrect, as Halal trade is not that large and mostly are Muslim companies whom do not inject into our economy and only inject into Muslim-only economies, and then comes an overnight doubling of meat prices when wholesale prices hardly jumped, the excuse was overseas demand was so high, but same week, many abattoirs put off staff saying there is not enough trade.
This also needs deep investigation.
Minister says over-demand is the cause but same day many got stood down
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-04/meat-processor-jbs-australia-stands-down-hundreds-of-workers/6443464

In fact, I put to this inquiry, the same I Put to the PM, that Muslims have taken over our meat markets and using certificate and other schemes to do so in breach of several trade regulations with a blind eye turned to them just like the animal stunning exemptions for Islamics-only in which upsets a majority of our populace.

THIS IS IMPORTANT:
I ran Halal certification in which could be done at no cost, with no restrictive contracts on businesses, leaving compliance upon their own undertaking/onus, and if Islamic Halal, let the business choose who blesses, and only regular food and safety inspectors allowed on site rather than radical control mobs under strict conditions.
What I found, is certificates had no value or effect, any citizen of any religion can start supplying or selling them and can even still comply to Islamic desires but not obligated in Australia to observe religious beliefs unless freely choose to do so without disadvantage.

Halal certification and Halal itself, has become so extreme, that it caused my religions charity not-for-profit status to be rejected when not even remotely related to such application, even in rejection the ACNC called me and our party racist when this is not true nor is Islam a race, and the ACNC spewed out a pile of race and Halal related assumptions used to reject our non related application, UNDER CONSIDERATION TO SUE FOR RETRACTIONS, and I behold evidences on this in writing if required, nor did it apologize upon complaint nor retract it’s wording and accusations, the point being, Halal has become too controversial and personal, and very divisive within the business world and community.
AUSTRALIAN HALAL had many businesses making enquiries, many said they were pressured by Halal reps and did not like contract controls over their business, and stated many public customers had told them if they go Halal they shall boycott them, and as evidenced, boycotts have been highly effective. Furthermore in rural towns this can cause big divides unduly.
Lets take note, unlike certifying grades of actual items like seeds, gluten free etc, Halal is instead a procedure to a certain belief which is not mandatory and can be bypassed by a blessing, as witnessed by many Islamics purchasing non Halal meats and other products in the supermarkets.

I put to this inquiry, that it is no ordinary light matter that a large majority of Australians of all races and cultures, evidentially have a problem with Halal certification on local domestic produce, not only just many huge groups, but just one on its own has over a million supporters and 80,000 likes on facebook alone, and been very effective in boycotting some big companies, thus a disharmony created, indicating they do not condone companies forcing these matters upon them and is logical certification costs have to be recovered in prices. Many boycotters say they miss their favorite foods but hold out until it is banned. It should never come to this or to such divisiveness or religion interventions and added costs to produce which cant be evidenced that it does not occur.

In politics, petitions over 40,000 signatures are deemed a majority matter and taken seriously as such, but these groups far exceed this into the millions, however, I supplied a petition and over 40,000 signatures to the PM and every minister, but have not even received one reply as obligated by their charter and accountability, why this is so, is called avoidance of treading on hot coals, therefore this inquiry is the first intelligent step towards sorting these matters out in many areas.

It is, I think, quite absurd for a non Islamic country to enforce Halal certification upon it’s people by stealth, at a time when the biggest Islamic populace country, being Indonesia, saw its own Government can not even yet decide on these matters, whereby, in recent months, the Indonesian government rightly stated it should be in control of Halal certification not wayward self interest companies whom can exploit it and the religion, therefore, Australia is hardly qualified to ignore this important factor.

Halal certification is not essential, and compliance can be done by other means, furthermore, it is a drain on the taxpayer because it is out of control.
It cannot even be justified to the taxpayer as viable, as it is their right to assume without counter evidence to disprove it, to assert certification costs are going onto their purchase prices but also a tax loss, whereby, exploitation is very open via the following situation of Islamics working a tax scam in unison in the following scenario.

A) an abattoir, pays B) the certifier $10,000 per month in certification fees, whereby B) has setup to be tax exempt so the taxpayer loses out on revenue, but this then doubles, as A) Then claims his $10,000 certification as a business tax deduction per operating costs, therefore a great little scam to get large funds to certifiers with no cost to the payee or certifier, and with so many of these deals, this could get into the $billion arena, thus also a loss to govt revenue whereby if certification was rightly outlawed then government and its taxpayers are better off tax wise and store price-wise.

I proved this can all be done without certification even though I certified to prove a point, and this can be archived in many ways, such as, Islamics can seek companies who satisfy them they will voluntarily be Islamic compliant in production, and earn consent to label the products as Halal approved and can withdraw that approval if found to breach that undertaking or even be sued. Simple as that.

Also noted, is shiftiness and deception by places like Cadbury, whom via boycott backlash, they still pay certification but removed reference on products that they are Halal, so why certify if not declaring the product as Halal?
It is a must for this inquiry to at minimum adopt the following or be seen as a whitewash:
Demand inquiry to force disclosure of Halal fees paid

Demand tax status of payers and payees

Demand tax deduction statuses and figures of both

Determine how many times an item is Halal taxed from its origin, to delivery, to wholesale, to inspection, and in the stores, when items can only be taxed once

Determine if certification costs are a tax which is later converted and diverted to charities

determine if a) pays b) $10,000 per year certification fee to b) is that tax exempt and is a) able to claim it as a business tax deduction so one makes $10,000 and taxpayer pays the other $10,000 making taxpayers out of pocket.

Determine if certifier funds get distributed to Muslim only causes, request audit of certifier books
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I think we also need to address how the transport, delivery, packaging etc all have to be certified and raking in huge dollars from our economy.

This article by a Muslim meat trader disputing current Halal system has some grave relevance to these matters
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/islamic-community-leader-jamal-rifi-has-called-on-halal-certification-groups-to-fund-deradicalisation-programs/story-fnpn118l-1227378785140

This holds two conflicting points of view, the first being, he states the certification entities are not proper, but then in contrast opens another admission that the certification aim is to fund Muslims ONLY and no others.

Passage quotes:
1) Ahmed Fettayleh’s family has owned a butchery in Punchbowl for more than 20 years. He says he is happy to pay fees for halal certification but he’d also be happy for greater transparency.
• Halal certifiers listed as charities and claiming tax breaks
• Financial statements reveal organisations make large profits
• Community leader Jamal Rifi suggests they fund support programs
PROMINENT Islamic community leader Jamal Rifi has called on halal certifiers — some collecting millions of dollars a year — to help fund the deradicalisation of young Muslims, including the children of notorious terrorist Khaled Sharrouf.
Dr Rifi said revenue collected by halal certifiers belonged to the “Muslim community”.
END QUOTE
This raises charities, however, their criteria does not fit Not-for-profit charity status application criteria whereby my application did but rejected outlandishly by being called racist

It raises and concurs with me that auditing and payment transparency is of grave concern and open to abuse and evasions

It admits all funds are for the Muslim community only.

Funding Muslim-only schools is not a charity act, in fact most are very oddly funded by Government and the taxpayers whom are forbidden to enroll in them.

Why would non Muslim taxpayers wish to pay a Halal price recoup to fund Muslims-only, And, is this not really a Muslim tax in which adds to the zakat tax and others?

Therefore, he is right to suggest they all be audited and transparent, and Government has obligations to do so on behalf of all taxpayers.

Who are all these self proclaimed Authorities and councils? Where is their legislated validation of being the Authority type they claim to be? Is this not misleading?

So tomorrow I can create a public name as HALAL GOVENOR of Australia.
These entities need legitimacy or shall be misleading to the public.

Further quotes from Mr Rifi as follows:
The Supreme Islamic Council of Halal Meat in Australia (SICHMA), which has a partnership with Coles, and Australian Federation of Islamic Council (AFIC) each collect close to $1 million per year from Halal operations. As listed charities, both are eligible to receive GST concessions, income tax exemptions and the FBT rebate. SICHMA received more than $1.5 million last year from certification income and Halal audits, adding to assets worth more than $1.5 million. AFIC, rebranded as Muslims Australia, has registered steady growth in halal revenue, collecting more than $860,000 according to its 2012 financial statements. The organisation, founded in 1964, collected a further $5.5 million from management fees, rental income and other revenue streams.
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A partnership with Coles? Very likely a breach of the trade practices Act in several areas. What exactly is this alleged partnership?
Coles collects over $1 million per year in Halal operations? What are these operations? Please identify them.
Why so many double dipping tax deductions and concessions / exemptions?
A final quote from that article:
AFIC and SICHMA did not respond to questions about their Halal operations and charity status. According to the ACNC register, SICHMA and AFIC revenue is put towards assisting refugees, the Islamic community and youth, ethnic groups and natural disasters.
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Hiding their status? And the ACNC who rejected our more valid charity not for profit application as an actual religion, instead accepts a non religion body certification group, a group who the ACNC have not audited on what it alleges above. In fact, my investigations showed they did not even fit ACNC application acceptance criteria.
We need evidences of charity funds distributed rather than just take someone’s word, as this could be huge tax evasion and huge tax deduction fraud upon the taxpayers.
It was pointed out via Muslim council website declaration information’s circulating public, which listed some organizations on international terror suspect lists as charity recipients in which seemed to anger many people who read these materials, but it seems the ACNC does not wish to validate this.
I am the leader of a religion named Disciples, and can assure everyone, that if tomorrow I setup a certification on meat and all supermarket produce, then Halal issues shows nothing can stop me from doing so, and can name it a disciple belief tax of gods command rather than Halal tax.
What If I HAVE JUST DONE THIS, how would it affect this inquiry? Why would my religion and beliefs be rejected? Why would I get tax exemptions on profits? What if 30 others start doing the same guise? How would the recoup imposition on shelf prices be of benefit to the consumer?
Do not be surprised if I create this difficulty just how I started certifying Halal, so please consider this scenario as if in progress already.
We see the main certification Authority Chief in public calling many people racist bigots, he is suing Q-society for similar remarks, is this what people need to see from Halal?
Who is he ? officially ? as the structure seems like this
1. Muslim council leader / distributor of it all
2. certificate authority man is their collector
3. certifiers feed no2 whom feeds no1
4. companies pay certification fees that get passed to 3, 2 and 1 then elsewhere to Muslims-only, much admitted goes overseas out of our economy

Each level seems to have tax deductibility, triple dipping on the tax purse is this not correct?
4 pays $20,000 then claims it as a business deduction
3 receives it, and claims it as exempt and deduction after its passed on to no 2 who duplicates this exemption / deduction by passing most onto no1, whereby NO1 duplicates this using the same methods of allegedly passing it onto another charity source.
A charity passing to charity to charity is free money printing of taxpayer exemptions and deduction claims.
The Inquiry needs to clarify this and many things to submitters so as they can re-submit on the full story not the blinded one.
The easy solution is to ban certification on all local domestic produce and only allow it on import/exports.
Another important incident was the Jihad threats on Cadbury for breaching Halal rules, a very real threat that went very public, do we want this? Likewise Lindt café may have been a similar result that no longer can be determined, as it had just stopped certification, is across the road from head certifier office, and controversial reports that the certifier chief was in the area at the time of the siege then after admissions later denied it and he went missing overseas from that day. So, are threats to companies protected?
Many Muslims are saying the certification is out of control, causing divisiveness amongst them and ran by greedy power players, and there is much that seems to support their concerns, therefore, people involved in the scheme hold a conflict of self interest in their submissions. One in which I read already submitted here was astounding in fact and simply a cheek of submitting for extra funding and exemptions..
Overseas was more Halal controversy as well as here in regards to food in schools, hospitals and prisons, a NSW prison recently sued for not supplying Halal, but until now our usual systems were acceptable to Islamics. Does Australia and the world need these divisions? What are the ongoing implications on this and leaving our people and governments open to be sued?
Some countries recently banned Halal in schools etc to stop these problems.
HALAL WARS AND TERROR ACTS?
Investigations show that Islamics now control our meat trade, moreso for import/exports and the Chinese have strict rules on Islamics, virtually forbid them, therefore, what if this article becomes a reality of China taking over a big production slice of our meat industry?
http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/24863-chinese-investor-plans-to-spend-100m-on-beef
“Australian Financial Review | 4 May 2015

Chinese investor plans to spend $100m on beef
One of China’s largest beef producers is looking to buy up to $100 million worth of cattle property in Australia over the next 12 months
As Chinese will never accept Halal certification or stand over tactics, but this is a very real future consideration, and what if china wants to exploit our religion tax exemptions and claim production as exempt/deductions under Buddhism rules ? where does it all stop?
Please read Saudi Sheikh Mohammed al-Jazlani’s former judge told Al Arabiya
http://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/halal-food-muslim-462768
All food, except meat, that is cooked or prepared by non-Muslims is “halal” (permissible) for Muslim to eat, a Saudi Sheikh and former judge told Al Arabiya in an interview Wednesday.

Sheikh Mohammed al-Jazlani’s statement came after another religious scholar, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Manie who is member of Saudi Arabia’s Council of Senior Religious Scholars, issued an edict banning food prepared by foreign non-Muslim maids working in Saudi Arabia.
In the kingdom, Indonesians and Filipinos make up the majority of household workers, including maids, drivers and gardeners. Filipinos, most of whom are non-Muslims, make up about 250,000. Indonesians are estimated at 900,000.

“Muslims are allowed to eat food prepared or cooked without prayers… and this is agreed on by Muslims scholars,” Sheikh Jazlani told Al Arabiya.

He stressed however, that Muslims should be careful not to eat in dishes previously used for serving pork or alcohol.
Sheikh Manie had called for recruiting less non-Muslim maids from abroad. He urged immigration agencies to be more selective in their recruits. He said maids from non-monotheistic religions should only be hired to do non-cooking jobs such as cleaning.
“Do your own cooking and eat whatever you like. You have nothing to do with non-Muslim maids and those who are of non-monotheistic religions, because they are pagans,” Sheikh Manie said in his Fatwa.

When asked about Muslims eating at restaurants, he said: “do not ask or be suspicious about it except if you were told that the workers in the restaurant were Buddhist; only then, it will be a sin if you buy food from there.”
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Take note also of Buddhism statement
What if Christians etc request the same ban on Islamic food and preparations and migration restrictions?
HALAL IN DECLINE, COMPANIES DROP IT AS BEING TOO BURDENSOME
http://speisa.com/modules/articles/index.php/item.808/norwegian-slaughterhouses-stops-producing-halal-food.html
Let’s not assume this won’t happen here, as it is extremely likely between the burden and certification fees and public divide / boycotts.
DO WE WANT ALL THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF VARIOUS PRODUCTS CERTIFIED TO RESTRICT OUR PEOPLE ON JOBS?
THIS IS THE ISLAMIC PLAN TO DO SO AND DECIDED AT GLOBAL HALAL MEETING RECENTLY
http://www.worldhalalcouncil.com/
No non Muslims to be involved in production of anything Halal, need I say more.
CONCLUSION:
First round submissions to be investigated and results of investigations or restrictions fed back to submitters so as a more aware starting point exists.
A second round of submissions should occur to be based upon the initial inquiry discoveries and answers received.
This round, I request the inquiry consider, investigate and seek answers on the following and feed the answers etc back to submitters to again re-submit upon.
Has Halal and it’s certification become divisive between Muslims and non Muslims and Muslims and Muslims, and why
• Is Halal, is an item or substance, or, is it a mere process
• Does section 116 of the constitution forbid this religious observance being forced upon the people?
• Is an abattoir paying an astounding $27,000 per month for Halal certification classified as reasonable
• Is an abattoir paying an astounding $27,000 per month for Halal certification likely to pass that cost on to the next level towards purchase price?
• Can the inquiry factually assure people that certification costs are not added to produce prices beyond doubt?
• Does Islam hold global control of procedures or processes, or control over what is permissible in regards to items and food?
• Please discover and inform on the taxation scenario below:
1. Muslim council leader / distributor of it all
2. certificate authority man is their collector
3. certifiers feed no2 whom feeds no1
4. companies pay certification fees
Each level seems to have tax deductibility triple dipping on the tax purse is this not correct?
4 pays $20,000 then claims it as a business deduction
3 receives it, and claims it as exempt and deduction after its passed on to no 2 who duplicates this exemption / deduction by passing most onto no1, whereby NO1 duplicates this using the same methods of allegedly passing it onto another charity source.
A charity passing to charity to charity is free money printing of taxpayer exemptions and deduction claims.
The Inquiry needs to clarify this and many things to submitters so as they can re-submit on the full story not the blinded one.
Demand inquiry to force disclosure of Halal fees paid

Demand tax status of payers and payees

Demand tax deduction statuses and figures of both

Determine how many times an item is Halal taxed from its origin, to delivery, to wholesale, to inspection, and in the stores, when items can only be taxed once

Determine if certification costs are a tax which is later converted and diverted to charities

determine if a) pays b) $10,000 per year certification fee to b) is that tax exempt and is a) able to claim it as a business tax deduction so one makes $10,000 and taxpayer pays the other $10,000 making taxpayers out of pocket.

Determine if certifier funds get distributed to Muslim only causes, request audit of certifier books
• Investigate ACNC granting of not for profit charity status when criteria has not been met, and also if it is failing its investigation obligations

This submission has been public for co-signee’s from our membership and groups of several thousand people whom await this Inquiries investigation and outcomes.
ALL SIGNATORIES OF THIS SUBMISSION SHALL BE LISTED BELOW:

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19 Comments

  1. Mish

     /  June 5, 2015

    Fully explained well & very true facts

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  2. No halal in Australia
    No BURQUA
    No sharia law
    No moslems

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  3. Melissa Mawson

     /  June 6, 2015

    I would just like to know what right these people have imposing their religion on Australians. The whole Halal setup is in breech of our constitution, Australians should not be paying a tax towards a religion. I feel betrayed by our government.

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  4. Lorraine

     /  June 6, 2015

    No halal certification fees it is a scam, ban the Burqua, ban islam.

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  5. Debbie Lang

     /  June 6, 2015

    I am not a follower of islam therefore I should not have to pay an islamic certification or part there of. I should also be given a choice by being able to identify products and services with compulsory clearly labelling who do support and pay certification. Labelling should include all ingredients, procedures, logistics, services, packaging and part there of.

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  6. This enquiry needs to be thoroughly investigated. Why does 98% of the population have to pay a halal tax on food when not only is it against so many other religions and all Muslims need to do is pray over their food as they did in the eighties. Further more this tax does not come from or go to the government as it is not regulated and should be.

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  7. rae

     /  June 6, 2015

    Isn’t it amazing that this cult avoid paying tax but are bleeding the welfare system dry.

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  8. Belinda Briscoe

     /  June 7, 2015

    If they wanted this so bad why leave your country when you know we don’t have your religion or halal crap here and If your profit was going to our country to volunteers or community projects yeh but that doesn’t happen no more

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  9. no halal
    no mosques
    no islam
    we dont want another England here

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  10. Julia

     /  June 7, 2015

    We dont need Halal because it is money for terrorism and Islam Muslims should live like we do and we need to ban all NIqab Burqa because we dont knew who is hiding behind that

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  11. Gregg Hansford

     /  June 7, 2015

    Gregg Hansford – Lilydale Victoria 3140

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  12. Debra Leighton

     /  June 7, 2015

    Debra Leighton.Urangan QLD 4655

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  13. Helen Constance

     /  June 7, 2015

    Forcing Australians to buy halal is undemocratic & a violation of my rights & denies me freedom of choice, needless to say I believe that certification money is being used to help terrorist activity against Australia & the world

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  14. Vikki

     /  June 7, 2015

    If roles were reversed and every person purchasing any groceries paid for certification of that item to be Catholic or Jew certified whether or not they were a Catholic or Jew there would be an uproar. At the moment if a Jew wants Kosher they can buy Kosher and pay for it just as a gluten free person sources products and pays a little more for it while a majority can purchase cheaper elsewhere and is not affected by it. Before the Halal certification of nearly every product (including Easter eggs which is halam anyway) Muslims still where able to eat a majority of products as they are not haram. It is about Halam and Muslim domination of employment and raising funds for themselves and taking money from infidels for their own benefit. This will cost the world dearly in the end.
    Vikki Loane, Gold Coast, 4210

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  15. Steve Till

     /  June 7, 2015

    This is a clever marketing strategy by Muslims that denies Australians jobs and freedom of choice. There are not any consequences or inquiry into where the halal money is going. The Australian Government and tax payers pay for the Muslim schools and benefits of Muslims in Australia while nearly every grocery every person in Australia purchases, a percentage also goes back to the overseas Muslim community.

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  16. Robyn

     /  June 7, 2015

    My religion makes no demands on others, I detest being forced to support another religion through Halal certification. The destination of the proceeds of Halal Certification is very suspect and should be banned in Australia

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  17. stacey palmer

     /  June 7, 2015

    Halal certification is un-Australian, it does not benefit Australia or its citizens, the fact that certification is on products that are naturally Halal and that many companies do not label their products as Halal certified, which gives consumers no choice, proves it is a scam forced on Australia for the benefit of muslims, the muslim community gets funding from the government for schools even though we have an education system, all other religions fund raise for their needs so if these options are already in place here where is the money from Halal certification truly going?

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  18. Sue anderson

     /  June 8, 2015

    BAN HALAL!!!

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  19. anarkii

     /  June 9, 2015

    Halal Certification does not benefit Australia at all. It is divisive to the populace as a whole and has needs to be removed from our foods. Australia with its multicultural population should have food free from any religions connotations.
    Australia is for Australians. No matter what colour or land they come from – Pushing islamic law (halal) onto non moslems is WRONG and impinges on my freedoms.

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