Third party certification of food

1 December 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-331-6

View the report as a single document - (PDF 493KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Senate Economics References Committee (PDF 19KB)
Recommendations (PDF 9KB)
Committee Chair (PDF 6KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 20KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of the report
Notes on references

Chapter 2 - Overview (PDF 97KB)

The benefits of certification
The importance of export market access
Consumer protection—certification trademarks
Certification schemes
Genetically modified food
Religious certification
Genetically modified food
The cost of certification

Chapter 3 - Issues (PDF 141KB)

Inadequate labelling
Imposition of religion
Where does the money go?
Oversight of halal certification—a two-tiered system
Animal welfare

Additional Comments - Senator Cory Bernardi (PDF 123KB)

Inquiry welcomed
Religious certification
Halal certification: lack of regulation, transparency, accountability
Export market
Domestic market
Where does the money go?

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the committee (PDF 83KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public hearings (PDF 11KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Standing Committees on Economics
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3540