LIBERAL senator Cory Bernardi has won a parliamentary inquiry into what he has described as the “racket” of certification related to halal foods.
The six-month inquiry by the Senate Economics References Committee will also cover kosher foods, organic products and genetically modified foods.
Previously Senator Bernardi says he is worried about where the money for halal “ends up”, pushing for answers to the question of whether profits are ending up in the hands of terrorist groups.
There is no doubt we need the facts.
There has been so much speculation about certification fees ending up in the hands of terror organisations that if you ask many Australians they make the automatic assumption the involvement of terror organisations is the truth.
Determining the truth won’t be easy but it is absolutely necessary to protect producers who take the step to seek halal accreditation but then cop social media pressure from those who believe the link between halal and terrorism.
It’s fair enough for Senator Bernardi to remark he wants to establish the facts on behalf of concerned community members but he also has an obligation to the nation’s primary producers to promote the truth.
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