“ISLAM AND HALAL ‘FOOD TAX’ IN AUSTRALIA 2015”

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Many Australian citizens are not aware that every time they buy food products from their supermarkets and local grocery stores, they could be paying an insidious illegal ‘religious tax’ to the religion of Islam! However, a large number of Australians (at the time of writing over 500+)  have made written submissions to the inquiry being conducted by an appointed Senate Committee that is tasked with investigating, “Third Party Certification on Food” in Australia”.

On 13 May 2015, the Federal Senate referred an inquiry into third party certification of food to the  Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 November 2015. Submissions close 31 July 2015. (Please contact the committee secretariat on (02) 6277 3269 if you have any questions about this inquiry?)  The writer agrees that there is a  need for clear
labelling on food products to enable folk who suffer from diabetes; gluten intolerance; nut allergies and the like, to purchase their food  wisely.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the major campaigner for an inquiry was due to the forcefulness of Senator Cory Bernadi seeking an inquiry into food labelling practices? His prime
motivation for doing so, is the Islamic “monetary tax” that food manufacturers are forced to pay for their products to have Muslim Halal Certification (which also allows them to sell their goods in Muslim dominated countries! They, of course, have to pass this tax impost on by increasing the price of their products! Labels sometimes haves small Halal logos that are very hard to discern, or hidden, which does not give the consumer a choice, either to pay, or not to pay, a Muslim tax!

Copy of the submission the writer made to the Senate Standing Committee follows:

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Submission238_Grigg

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