For many months, evidence of growing contact and co-operation between the far-right Australia First Party and local Golden Dawn activists have been emerging.
Last year, Australia First released what seemed an opportunistic press release welcoming the presence of the fascists after media reports that Golden Dawn were establishing an office in Melbourne emerged. Since then they have leafleted a Greek community event calling on Greek immigrants to reject multiculturalism and immigration (sic) and held several demonstrations in front of the Greek consulate in solidarity with the Greek neo-nazis, the most recent was held last week in Sydney.
Neos Kosmos reported that “the protest did not manage to attract more than 20 people.”
Dr Jim Saleam was quoted as saying “There is no real evidence to sustain the charges of ‘criminal association’ against these men. There is just show trial propaganda (sic)”