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Jan 11, 2018

The Crikey pocket guide to Australia’s fringe-dwelling far-right groups

Please "enjoy" part one of our catalogue of  the fractious, pitiful and scary parties of the far right in Australia.

Charlie Lewis and Chris Woods

Journalist / Freelance journalist

In the last few years, the far right of the political spectrum has been taking up a disconcertingly large space in the public discourse. Please “enjoy” part one of our catalogue of the fractious, pitiful and scary parties of the far right in Australia, including a brief summary of exactly how worried you should be about each group.

Antipodean Resistance (2016 — present)

The explicitly Nazi youth group Antipodean Resistance has made international news for targeting universities with xenophobic, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and queerphobic propaganda, particularly during this year’s marriage equality postal vote. Their website is full of photos of the lads holding swastika flags, doing Nazi salutes, and — brave Aryan warriors that they are — using cartoon skulls to hide their identities.

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6 thoughts on “The Crikey pocket guide to Australia’s fringe-dwelling far-right groups

  1. leon knight

    Plenty of opportunities for Dutton when he loses his seat at the next election.

  2. AR

    When the words “hiking/camping, martial training” pertain to group of young males one thinks of Spartan proclivities.
    That link to ALoR was instructive.
    I wonder what their hit rate was today, thanks to Crikey? They’ll freak!
    I continue to take comfort that Dunnutin’s margin is so minimal.

    1. Harry.v.Dirchy

      Did the Spartans paint murals (I didn’t see that in the 300) – lost a bit of their gravitas when I got to that.

  3. [email protected]

    Maybe leave part two so as not to legitimise any more of these groups.

  4. Gavin Moodie

    I look forward to the Citizens Electoral Council of Australia being covered in part 2.

  5. [email protected]

    Don’t forget to cover The Unshackled in Part 2.

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