Neo-Nazi infiltration of the Young Nationals in NSW

Update (October 13, 2018) : The NSW Nationals have issued a ‘Statement Regarding ‘Alt-Right’ Allegations’ | See also : NSW Young Nationals investigate alt-right ‘infiltration’, suspend new memberships, Jennine Khalik, ABC, October 14, 2018 | NSW Young Nationals expel and suspend members over far-right links, Michael McGowan, The Guardian, October 14, 2018 (‘NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro says party may have been ‘easy target’ for far-right figures’).

Briefly:

1) For ABC Radio National’s ‘Background Briefing’, Alex Mann has investigated ‘how Australia’s alt-right movement is covertly influencing mainstream politics’. See : Haircuts and hate: Inside the rise of Australia’s alt-right (October 14, 2018).

2) ‘The White Rose Society’ has d0xxed a number of the neo-Nazis responsible for infiltrating the Young Nationals in NSW. Future publications will provide further details of those involved, as well as their connections to other neo-Nazi associations, such as Antipodean Resistance and The Lads Society. See : NSW Young Nationals stacked by Clifford Jennings and Neo-Nazis (October 11, 2018).

3) Those neo-Nazis so far named as being responsible for the infiltration of the Young Nationals in NSW are:


Top (L to R) : Clifford Jennings; Nicholas Walker (AKA ‘Niklaus Velker’); Oscar Tuckfield (AKA ‘Oscar Tuckers’ & ‘Oscar Tucker’); Stuart Churchill (AKA ‘Stuart Durand’); Thomas Brasher (AKA ‘Thomas Hopper’).
Bottom : Justin Beulah; Lisa Sandford.

4) Kieren Bennett provides some further context in Radio National investigation reveals neo-Nazi infiltration of the Young Nationals (October 11, 2018).

5) The Australian Jewish Democratic Society has published a statement demanding ‘No more Nazis in the Young Nationals’ (October 11, 2018).

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3 Responses to Neo-Nazi infiltration of the Young Nationals in NSW

  1. @ndy says:

    Fears of right push ripe in Young Nationals
    The Australian
    May 27, 2018

    A former Alt-Right Australia member was elected to the Young Nationals State Executive on the weekend amid fears from party members of a Right wing push in the party.

    Clifford Jennings was elected at the Young Nationals conference in Lismore yesterday as Metropolitan Regional Coordinator where he also moved — unsuccessfully — for the party to resolve to only accept immigration from “culturally compatible nations”.

    Mr Jennings’ attendance at the conference and that of some of his friends — all new members of the party — almost led to the postponement of the AGM of the party.

    Outgoing Young Nationals chair Jessica Price-Purnell yesterday expressed concern at a potential takeover of the Young Nationals.

    “It’s completely repugnant that people with [those] beliefs that has been quite public about it feel it appropriate they can come in and try and take over what’s normally a very reasonable [group] of young people,” Ms Price-Purnell said.

    Deputy Premier John Barilaro criticised Mr Jennings’ motion in an address to the conference on Saturday and raised concerns about it with Young Nationals members.

    A federal government staffer, Jeff McCormack, who nominated Mr Jennings for his position, told the executive that if they did not let certain people in the party they could be “sued” so elections went ahead and Mr Jennings was elected.

    Mr Jennings confirmed to The Australian he had been a member of the “Alt-right” group but said it had been a “long time ago”. He denied any nationalist views and said he had simply supported Donald Trump.

    A historical Facebook video shows Mr Jennings say that “I created all-right [sic] Australia. We have a podcast on our website thedingoes.xyz, weekly”.

    Mr Jennings said he had been “big-noting” and no longer had anything to do with that website, which now has links to an “Implicit White Nationalism” website.

    “I am not affiliated with Alt Right Australia and I totally refute any accusations to that effect,” Mr Jennings said.

    “I joined the Nationals because I grew up on a flower farm in regional Victoria.

    “I believe the National Party plays an important role in our political system and I believe they represent my values just like every other member in the party.

    “The motion I put to the conference was about immigrants wanting to be a part of the Australian way of life and in no way was about race or religion.

    “It’s a shame some members want to silence debate on an important national issue.”

  2. @ndy says:

    Alex McKinnon, ‘The Briefing’, The Saturday Paper, May 29, 2018:

    And New South Wales deputy premier John Barilaro has hit out at far-right members of the NSW Young Nationals who tried to pass a series of anti-immigration motions at the group’s annual conference. The conference, held in Lismore at the weekend, was hijacked by members of the domestic alt-right movement who attempted to pass motions encouraging “immigration from culturally compatible peoples and nations but support strict immigration controls from those who are not”, as well as an annual cap of 100,000 migrant places. While the motions were defeated, alt-right figure Clifford Jennings was elected as the organisation’s metropolitan regional co-ordinator. Addressing the conference, Barilaro invoked the journey of his migrant parents, saying “we are the Australian story”. Outgoing NSW Young Nationals chair Jess Price-Purcell said the immigration debate went “down a path that we shouldn’t been in a business going down”.

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