This is not exclusive to Australia. This blackmail is going on all over Europe. And America is not far behind. We are fighting similar supremacist measures in the States.
"Religious levy costs Queensland abattoirs thousands each month" By Natasha Bita Komang Erviani, Courier Mail, October 20, 2013 (thanks to Kenneth)
QUEENSLAND abattoirs are being slugged thousands of dollars a month through a religious levy on meat exports so powerful Muslim clerics in Jakarta can raise money for Islamic schools and mosques.
The Halal certification fees can cost some meat processors up to $27,000 a month.
The Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI), the top Islamic body which orders fatwa religious rulings, has even banned a Brisbane business from operating - because it was not charging Queensland abattoirs enough to give the religious tick-off to export meat.