The Queensland government will appeal a tribunal decision that awarded a baby killer $3000 compensation because he was forced to live on a vegetarian diet in prison.

Halal butcher Raymond Akhtar Ali was jailed for life for the murder and dismemberment of a newborn girl whom he had fathered with his live-in baby sitter.

Ali was awarded $3000 compensation through the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal this month for religious discrimination.

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