Pauline Hanson’s ‘halal’ victory: One Nation succeeds in passing new regulations to control Islamic certification in Australia
- Pauline Hanson wants Muslim-friendly halal-certified foods more clearly labelled
- The One Nation leader’s campaign had the support of her Senate colleagues
- It comes 18 months after Senate report recommended more transparent labels
Pauline Hanson has won a political victory with her Senate colleagues backing her campaign for Muslim-friendly halal-certified foods to be more clearly labelled.
Many meats and popular supermarket products including Vegemite, Cadbury chocolates and Kellogg’s breakfast cereals are halal certified, which means consumers are funding Islamic schools and mosques.
Since when does a PM give AFL players a reference?
A character reference from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and media advocate Waleed Aly persuaded the AFL tribunal that Bachar Houli was of such character that they halved his penalty for knocking out Carlton’s Jed Lamb.
The Prime Minister’s interest in AFL player Bachar Houli is driven almost entirely by his need for votes in Victoria.
The government will pay $70 million in the settlement of a class action brought by Manus Island detainees.
Detainees who say they have endured hell on Manus Island will share $70 million in compensation but the government maintains none will find homes in Australia.
The 1905 current and former Manus Island detainees say their voices are finally being heard after they secured what is believed to be the largest human rights class action settlement in Australia.
The government and operators of the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre settled the class action for $70 million plus costs estimated at more than $20 million, without any admission of liability.
Slater and Gordon principal lawyer Andrew Baker said the settlement was an important step towards recognising the extremely hostile conditions the detainees endured on Manus Island.