Halal Meat in Australia: Tax without Representation

Halal Meat in Australia: Tax without Representation

There are so many people pushing back against Halal food in Australia that the industry looks set to collapse.

There are 2 key issues that are undeniable, all Australians are being forced to pay a Tax to Islamic Institutions and there is the continuing question of whether this tax is going to fund terror groups.

Australians, who are taxed to death anyway are being forced to pay for fees that every segment of the food industry is paying to religious groups for Halal Certification. In many cases those taxes are hidden from the consumer so they are unaware that they are funding Islamic Institutions.

This “Tax without representation” a phrase, generally attributed to James Otis about 1761, that reflected the resentment of American colonists at being taxed by a British Parliament to which they elected no representatives and became an anti-British slogan before the American Revolution. Australians pay this tax to institutions they do not know, have no representation in and do not want.

Tax without Representation has created a war of independence before and it is set to do so again in Australia.

The Jacqui Lambie Network

JLN notes that in relation to Islamic Halal religious food certification:

Independent Parliamentary library research reports that: “There is no legal requirement that these fees are to be disclosed.” And, “As halal certification is undertaken on a purely commercial basis, there is no formal reporting or auditing mechanism to ascertain whether monies paid for certification are misused.”

Halal food is very difficult to identify – because Halal and other certification markings on food products are not properly regulated and very difficult to locate and read.

For many cultures, including 80,000 Australians of the Sikh faith – eating Halal certified food is forbidden. And people practicing the Islamic faith – like followers of other peaceful, faiths are entitled to identify and eat food, which conforms to their religious custom.

Under questioning, in estimates Committee Hearings Attorney General Brandis – Australia’s highest law officer, failed to give Senator Lambie a guarantee that Halal Certification funds were not being used by Islamic terrorists.

JLN therefore calls on all Australian Political parties to support federal legislation, which ensures that:

all food certification, ( Halal, Kosher etc) is clearly and easily identified

establishes a legal requirement that these fees are to be disclosed

a formal reporting or auditing mechanism is put in place which will easily allow law enforcement and security agencies to ascertain whether monies paid for certification are misused in the support of terrorist activities.

Kirralie Smith is another prominent Australian pushing back against Halal.

The situation is worsening in Australia

The extent of this Islamic ‘tax’ becomes clear when we understand who contributes to these schemes:

The four major dairy companies
Over 75% of poultry suppliers
Over 60% of abattoirs processing sheep
More than 50% of abattoirs processing cattle
Generalists like Simplot, Unilever, Nestle, Kraft and many more

The global market for halal-certified products and services is estimated to be worth more than USD2.3 trillion, expanding by 20% per year. These schemes are not limited to food alone, with products and services ranging from halal certified cosmetics to water, trucks, warehousing and sharia finance there is no limit to the schemes. Plans are in place to certify every step of the market from suppliers of animal feed, to food processing and eventually the transport to your supermarket and shopping bag.

Here is what Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party Say

Why should you as an Australian be concerned about Halal Certification?

By buying Halal certified products, it means that you are financially supporting the Islamisation of Australia, including Sharia Law, which opposes our Australian Constitution and democracy. The Halal certification fees extracted from companies would have to be passed on to the consumer as this is a large cost to them.

Australians are being forced, and we will use the word forced, to buy food that is Halal certified. This means food that has been subjected to approved certification systems, which guarantees to the consumer that nothing in the food has any forbidden components such as blood, pork, alcohol, and the flesh of carnivores or carrion, not to mention coming from an animal which has not been slaughtered in the correct manner (having its throat slit).

Halal certificates are issued, for a fee, by a certifying body. This system began in the 1980’s.

Here is a look at Halal Meat

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Shayne Heffernan Funds Manager at HEFFX holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of trading experience in Asia and hands on experience in Venture Capital, he has been involved in several start ups that have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that reach a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen start ups in Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.