Australia has announced it will introduce a national ban on Nazi symbols, in an effort to crack down on far-right groups. Public displays of the SS symbols will be punishable by up to a year in prison. The move comes amid a resurgence in far-right activity.
In March, a group of neo-Nazis appeared at a rally in Melbourne hosted by Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull – who is known for her opposition to transgender rights – and performed Nazi salutes on the steps of the Victorian Parliament.
Announcing the new legislation Attorney General Mark Dreyfus said, there is no place in Australia for symbols that glorify the horrors of the Holocaust. Australia will no longer allow people to profit from the display and sale of items that celebrate the Nazis, he added.