Australia First Party
|Leader||Dr Jim Saleam|
|Deputy Leader||Peter Schuback|
|Preceded by||Australia First Party|
|Headquarters||Tempe, NSW 2044|
|Youth wing||Patriotic Youth League|
Eureka Youth League
|National affiliation||Minor Party Alliance|
|European affiliation||Alliance for Peace and Freedom|
|Slogan||Restoring Nationhood and Wealth for Australians|
|House of Representatives|
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The Australia First Party (NSW) Incorporated (AFP) is an Australian far-right political party founded by Graeme Campbell and currently led by Jim Saleam. The policies of Australia First have been described as nationalistic, anti-multicultural and economic protectionist. Saleam is a convicted criminal, a former neo-Nazi (a former member of the National Socialist Party of Australia) and founder of the militant Australian white supremacist group National Action. Saleam's criminal convictions include being an accessory before the fact in 1989 for his involvement in the shotgun attack on the home of African National Congress representative Eddie Funde as well as property offenses and fraud in 1984.
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The Australia First Party was established in June 1996 by Graeme Campbell, the longtime federal member for Kalgoorlie, and registered as a political party by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) on 13 September 1996. Initially a Labor member, he was disendorsed by the party in 1995 He continued to sit in parliament as an independent, and was reelected as an independent in the Australian federal election, 1996. However he lost his seat in the 1998 election. Campbell blamed his loss on Australia First being eclipsed by One Nation. In 2009, he claimed that, if not for the presence of a One Nation candidate, he would have picked up an additional 8.5 per cent of the vote, which would have been enough to keep him in the race. He remained Australia First's leader until June 2001, when he left the party to stand (unsuccessfully) as a One Nation Senate candidate in Western Australia. In 2004, he attempted unsuccessfully to regain his old federal seat as an independent. In 2007, he stood for the Senate in Western Australia in the federal election but only achieved 0.13 per cent of the vote.
In 2002, Jim Saleam ran as an AFP candidate for a seat on Marrickville council, claiming "to oppose Marrickville being a Refugee Welcome Zone". Later that year the party formed a youth wing, the neo-Nazi affiliated, white nationalist Patriotic Youth League.The party was deregistered by the AEC on 13 August 2004 for failing to nominate candidates at elections for four years. The Party was again reestablished in 2007 by Saleam. In July 2009, the party announced that it had reached its target of 500 members and was registering the New South Wales branch party with the AEC. The NSW party was registered on 13 June 2010, in time for the August 2010 general election.
On 14 July 2015, the Australian Electoral Commission advised that the Australia First Party had been deregistered due to the failure to demonstrate the required number of members. It was reregistered by the Australian Electoral Commission on 1 March 2016 as the Australia First Party (NSW) Incorporated.
The Australia First Party have been largely unsuccessful electorally. They have been elected to two local council seats, one in City of Penrith and one in City of Prospect. They are not currently a parliamentary party. Saleam ran as a candidate in the Longman by-election, 2018 and received 684 votes or 0.8% of the vote. 
Patriotic Youth League
The Patriotic Youth League (PYL) is a far right, white nationalist youth organisation in Australia that has been linked to neo-Nazism and hate crimes. The group was founded by former One Nation activist Stuart McBeth. It is the youth wing of the Australia First Party and has been described by numerous media commentators and academics as "neo-Nazi" and "white nationalist".
The Australia First Party's activities have mainly consisted of distributing pamphlets and protesting. The AFP have repeatedly distributed racist pamphlets and stickers, on some occasions they have attempted to deny having done so in the aftermath. The AFP have also held numerous rallies, most of which have been labeled racist by the media and opponents, some of these rallies have ended in violent altercations. AFP claim that 150 members and supporters attended the Cronulla Riot.
Australia First also endorsed independent candidate John Moffat, who was later criticised by B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation Commission chairman Michael Lipshutz, Cronulla Liberal MP Malcolm Kerr and Lebanese Muslim Association spokesman Jihad Dib for "inciting racial hatred".
On 10 July 2009, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that David Palmer, the Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan in Australia, said several Klan members had secretly joined Australia First. Palmer said Australia First had been identified as an Aryan party and would prove useful "in case the ethnics get out of hand and they need sorting out." The Australia First party later endorsed former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke for the 2016 Louisiana election via Twitter.
In July 2010, the Green Left Weekly reported that Australia First was distributing leaflets comparing Africans to monkeys, and "blaming Africans for the social problems in Sydney's west". Australia First denied responsibility for the leaflets, claiming that they had been distributed in an attempt to discredit the party.
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- National Action (Australia)
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