Huh. Following the distribution of ‘racist’ pamphlets in Warwick, Queensland — credited to but apparently not authorised by the Australia First Party (Shock at race-hate pamphlet, November 25, 2011) — comes this (December 2, 2011) article from local newspaper the Daily News, in which party fuehrer Dr Jim claims, inter alia, to be heading for success in the Federal electorate of Cook, currently held by Tory party hack Scott Morrison.
You may remember Scott Morrison for the extreme care he has for Australian Tax Dollars — especially when being wasted on transporting grieving relatives to Sydney for the funerals of asylum seekers drowned off the coast of Christmas Island in December 2010. “At least 30 asylum seekers, including 13 men, nine women, four children and four babies, perished when their wooden fishing boat was buffeted by high seas and smashed on rocks as it approached the island.” (See also : Flogging dead refugees / live Muslims = smart politics?, February 17, 2011.)
In terms of hostility to refugees, then, the contest for the seat of Cook looks set to be a race to the bottom.
As for Australia First, Dr Jim has contested elections on a number of previous occasions, as has his party. Thus far, their only successful candidate has been in Adelaide. They call him Bruce Preece but five days after his election to local council he resigned from the party. In late 2010, Bruce was accused of being a bully; in March of the same year Bruce was “ordered by the council to attend anger management classes after the LGA panel found he had wrongly accused a resident of parking illegally in front of his Prospect home in January. The councillor had called the resident a “smartass’’ and a “d———’‘, the panel found.”
In addition to standing for Cook, Dr Jim also stands convicted of fraud and organising a violent assault upon the house of an ANC representative.
At the time of the assault (1989), Dr Jim was the fuehrer of another White nationalist party called National Action, a fascist groupuscule with a bloody record. In 1991 its HQ — which now also serves as HQ for Australia First — witnessed the fratricidal murder of Wayne ‘Bovver’ Smith by Perry Whitehouse. NA also specialised in harassing opponents. Further, “National Action’s leadership … developed a preoccupation with retaliating against media comment. Despite National Action’s initial acceptance that the media were likely to be prejudiced against the organisation, it embarked on making a number of complaints to the Australian Press Council” (Troy Whitford, A political history of National Action: Its fears, ideas, tactics and conflicts, Rural Society, Vol.20, No.2, April 2011), a tradition which has been maintained by Dr. Jim.
Australia First leader sure of election win
December 2, 2011
MEET Dr Jim Saleam … chairman of the Australia First party and lobbying for a “white Australia”.
Founded in 1996 by Graeme Campbell, Australia First was expelled from politics for it’s right-wing ideologies [?!?].
But, as of June this year, it is back, and with Dr Jim Saleam at the helm, Australia First will be running for the parliamentary seat of Cook in next year’s election.
Australia First has been criticised for its vision, which is to abolish multiculturalism and bring back a “white Australia”.
The former Maryborough man denied having anything to do with the recent racial pamphlets distributed throughout Warwick despite his logo plastered across the newsletter, but said he would deliver flyers next Australia Day of similar flavour, as he did this year.
“It’s time to scrap the relationship with refugees because refugees around the world are limitless and they should all forcibly be returned to their country of origin,” Dr Saleam said.
“Multiculturalism has a lot to answer for – we don’t want a community, we want a nation.”
Dr Saleam said he was confident he would win the seat of Cook in 2013, but with an alleged criminal record, will have to jump a few hurdles.
Despite proclaiming his innocence, Dr Saleam was jailed for four years for his involvement with an attempted assassination of the African National Congress representative, Eddie Funde, and fraud.
He holds a grudge against the New South Wales police department for his sentencing and claimed they “are one of the most corrupt organisations there was”.
“I want their blood and I don’t let my matters rest,” Dr Saleam said.
When the Daily News asked if he considered himself a racist, he said “even if I was a racist it doesn’t alter the truth”.