Far Right Group The Base and Hezbollah to be Added to Australian Terror List-AAP

A neo-Nazi group dubbed the Base will be listed as a terrorist organisation in Australia alongside the entirety of the Islamist Hezbollah party. Hezbollah’s external security branch has been listed as a terrorist organisation since 2003. Now, the government will extend that classification to the entire group. Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews on Wednesday condemned the Base as a “violent, racist neo-Nazi group” already listed as a terrorist organisation by the Canadian and UK governments. “Listing these organisations sends a very strong message that Australia condemns the use of terrorism to achieve political, ideological or religious objectives,” she told reporters in Canberra. “We can’t be complacent. We know that there is a threat of terrorism here in Australia and that there is a threat of terrorism right across the world.” The listing of Hezbollah and the Base will make it a criminal offence to be a member of either organisation. … A neo-Nazi group dubbed the Base will be listed as a terrorist organisation in Australia alongside the entirety of the Islamist Hezbollah party. Hezbollah’s external security branch has been listed as a terrorist organisation since 2003. Now, the government will extend that classification to the entire group. Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews on Wednesday condemned

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