Framing the Australian extreme right: Proposing a threefold typology with consideration of legislation and listing regulations

Kristy Campion, Mark Nolan, Nick O'Brien

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Abstract

The contemporary extreme right is home to diverse milieus, some of which challenge or confuse stereotypicalunderstandings of the threat. This study seeks to describe and organise the different milieus of the Australian extreme rightinto a typology based on the past decade of observable violent activities. The typology proposes a threefold way to viewthe Australian extreme right: 1. ethnocentric milieus, who asymmetrically evaluate other peoples and cultures, commonlyinformed by abstractions and preconceptions, especially as related to religion or ethnicity; 2. anti-government milieus, whofixate on the government and its policies as the primary source of societal woes; and 3. religious milieus, spanningnumerous religious traditions and faiths, who anchor their worldviews in theological constructions. Having developed thistypology, we revisited counteractions anchored in international practice and domestic legislation. We suggest that theexisting domestic legislative environment is sufficient to manage these threats when informed by international practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to) 282-306
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
Volume18
Issue number3
Early online date24 Jan 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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