NT Senator Malarndirri McCarthy has labelled an attempt by far-right extremist group the Proud Boys to establish an NT Chapter as "incredibly concerning" after it was revealed the group has been distributing flyers aimed at recruiting members in the Top End.
The flyers, seen by the Katherine Times, have recently been letterboxed in Palmerston.
Senator McCarthy said she was "disgusted" after being informed by constituents that the material was being distributed.
"This is incredibly concerning. These self-proclaimed "proud Western Chauvinists" have no place in the Northern Territory, and I would hope that no Territorian would sign up to this group of extremists," she said.
"I am frankly disgusted that this sort of propaganda is being distributed in Palmerston. Let's call this for what it is: far right terrorism. It must be condemned.
"I strongly reject any encouragement of hate in our country. And I sincerely hope fellow Australians will do the same."
The group, which orginated in the United States, was declard a terrorist entity and a "neo-fascist organisation" by Canada in February because of the group's role in the attack on the US Capitol on January 6.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday morning, Police Minister Nicole Manison said the NT Government was "looking into it."
"There is no place in the Northern Territory for a group like that, I've got to stress that," she said.
"The NT is a wonderful, vibrant, multicultural place.
"I'd urge people if they get that correspondence in their mailbox to throw it in the bin."
NT Police Assistant Commissioner of Crime, Intelligence and Capability Michael White said there was "no information that members of the Proud Boys NT intend to engage in politically motivated violence in the Northern Territory."
"Northern Territory Police are aware of a flyer distributed over the weekend by a group calling themselves the Proud Boys NT," he said.
"While groups using the same name in the US have engaged in violent protest, and due to their ideological beliefs have been declared a terrorist organisation in Canada, the Proud Boys Australia chapters have condemned the use of violence by their international counterparts.
"They have also publicly distanced themselves from neo-Nazi and white supremacist ideologies.
Assistant Commissioner White said anyone with concerns about the behaviour of anyone in community should contact police.
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