National Action (Australia)

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National Action
Leader Dr Jim Saleam
Founder Dr Jim Saleam
Founded 1982
Dissolved 1991
Headquarters Tempe, NSW 2044
Ideology Nationalist/
Political position Far-right
Australian nationalism
Ethnic nationalism
Far-right politics

National Action was a militant Australian white supremacist group founded by former neo-Nazi and convicted criminal Jim Saleam.[1] Saleam founded the group on Anzac Day, 1982 after having been a member of the short-lived National Socialist Party of Australia as a teenager during the 1970s.[2] Jim Saleam's criminal convictions include property offenses and fraud in 1984 and being an accessory before the fact in regard to organising a shotgun attack in 1989 on African National Congress representative Eddie Funde.[1][3] Saleam served jail terms for both crimes.[1] He pleaded not guilty to both charges, claiming that he was set up by police.[3] The group was disbanded following the murder of a member, Wayne "Bovver" Smith, in the group's headquarters at Tempe.[1]

National Action co-founder David Greason's book, I was a Teenage Fascist, tells of Greason's own time within the Australian neo-Nazi movement and the events behind the founding of National Action.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d West, Andrew (29 February 2004). "No Apology For White Australia Policy". Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Greason, David (1994), I was a teenage fascist, pp.283,284,289, McPhee Gribble 
  3. ^ a b West, Andrew (29 February 2004). "White separatist takes on Marrickville". Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 February 2013.