Politically right, but very wrong

There are a number of far-right parties to be wary of in the 2016 federal election – including some whose radical views are not obvious or widely recognised. Populist anti-immigration and anti-multiculturalism minor parties have long been a persistent but largely marginal feature of Australian politics – excepting the rise of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation in 1996. In recent years, these sorts of parties have increasingly focused the majority of their distasteful hardline policy positions on the Muslim community and Islam.

Go check out AIR‘s pre-election guide to identifying the key parties of the far right, their stances and history.