National Action (Australia)
National Action was a militant Australian white supremacist group founded in 1982 by Jim Saleam, a neo-Nazi activist, and convicted criminal, and former neo-Nazi David Greason. Saleam had been a member of the short-lived National Socialist Party of Australia as a teenager during the 1970s.
|Founder||Jim Saleam and David Greason|
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. Saleam served jail terms for both crimes. He pleaded not guilty to both charges, claiming that he was set up by police.
The group was disbanded following the murder of a member, Wayne "Bovver" Smith, in the group's headquarters at Tempe. Saleam became NSW chairman of Australia First Party, and stood as its endorsed candidate several times.
The 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.
- West, Andrew (29 February 2004). "No Apology For White Australia Policy". Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
- Greason, David (1994), I was a teenage fascist, pp.283,284,289, McPhee Gribble
- West, Andrew (29 February 2004). "White separatist takes on Marrickville". Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 February 2013.