AU: Halal certification: Government should overhaul industry, take control as signatory: Senate committee
ABC News: The Federal Government should overhaul the halal certification industry and take control as the sole signatory, a Senate committee has recommended.
The Senate Economics References Committee also recommended that the Government promote greater acceptance of a “whole-of-country” Government-led halal certification system, following a six-month inquiry in which members were subjected to abuse and profanity.
Senator Sam Dastyari noted abusive mail and phone calls received when tabling the report on third party certification of food in the Upper House today.
Extreme views were also referenced in the report, which outlined submissions on religious certification which ranged from “the profane to the well-reasoned”.