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Train more halal slaughterers - Muslim group
by Matt Johnston
Australia's peak Muslim body wants a new taxpayer-funded halal training centre to prepare refugees for jobs slaughtering animals in rural areas.
The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils says the new centre would help solve the live-animal export dilemma while boosting jobs and maintaining the meat and livestock industry.
AFIC president Ikebal Patel will write to Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig within days to seek financial backing.
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