NSW Young Nationals investigate alt-right ‘infiltration’, suspend new memberships – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Background Briefing investigation revealed that Mr Jennings, Mr Brasher and Mr Tuckfield were attending a secret men’s-only fight club run by Lads Society. Mr Jennings was also a member of the far-right movement The New Guard, a group of self-described fascists. The new Nazis: How the meme-rich world of the internet is a threat The 21st century’s “Nazi 2.0” is moving from dark corners online into public debate. Here’s how the threat is different to its predecessor, writes Kaz Ross. “I wasn’t aware of this infiltration or these individuals attempting to come into our party to exert some level of influence,” Mr Grant said. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Young Nationals declared “radical ideologies have no place” within the party, and announced they would carry out an “urgent investigation” headed by the party’s constitution and ethics committee.

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