One Nation Wins on Halal

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Senator Hanson has successfully forced the government to take action on recommendations by the 2015 inquiry into third party food certification. See Senator Hanson's speech below.

You can read the story here.

Passing the Senators motion is a great victory in pushing the government to act on clamping down on Halal Certification on foods. From the Daily Mail:

"Pauline Hanson has won a political victory with her Senate colleagues backing her campaign for Muslim-friendly halal-certified foods to be more clearly labelled.

Many meats and popular supermarket products including Vegemite, Cadbury chocolates and Kellogg's breakfast cereals are halal certified, which means consumers are funding Islamic schools and mosques. 

The One Nation leader's call for more transparency on Muslim-friendly foods comes 18 months after a Senate inquiry called for food manufacturers to more clearly label third-party certification.

Senator Hanson said it was about time the Senate inquiry's recommendations, published in December 2015, were put into practice.

'Australians are waiting for this to be implemented,' she told parliament.

Senator Bernardi also hit out at Labor for distancing itself from Senator Hanson's halal-labelling campaign when Labor's Sam Dastyari had chaired the inquiry into it.

'It's all good and well for the Labor Party to distance themselves from the report now but it was endorsed by their chairman,' he said.

Pauline Hanson's motion was last week passed on a show of voices in the Senate.

It means Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's cabinet will have to examine ways of improving existing halal certification regulations."

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