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Thursday, 26 May 1983
Page: 1106

Question No. 144

Dr Charlesworth asked the Minister for Primary Industry, upon notice, on 12 May 1983:

Does the Government accept the Royal Commission into the Australian Meat Industry's recommendations on Halal slaughter and certification; if so, will the recommendations be implemented.

Mr Kerin —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Government accepts the recommendation of the Royal Commission into the Australian Meat Industry that there be established a single system of Halal slaughter and certification in Australia, under direct and continuous supervision by the Export Inspection Service of the Department of Primary Industry. The Government intends that this recommendation be implemented.