Neo-Nazi Grampians’ gathering raises concern about growth of Australia’s far right

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Image credit: dennywaves via Shuttlestock. Guy standing on Reeds Lookout in the Grampians National Park outside of Melbourne.

A white supremacists rally that was held in popular tourist location, the Grampians National Park in Western Victoria, has raised concern about the rise of far right groups in the country. Experts have warned of the spread of extremist views in Australia over the Covid-19 pandemic, with groups taking advantage of restrictive conditions to attract followers and expand their networks. Police were called to a gathering in Halls Creek after thirty-eight men were reported to be performing Nazi salutes and chanting racist slogans. Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has cautioned against a rise in ‘evil’ antisemitism and condemned bigotry and hatred. 

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Friday, January 29 2021
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Featured in story Dr Sara Meger, Lecturer International Relations, Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne.Murray Emerson, Mayor of Northern Grampians Shire Council
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