Australia lists Hezbollah, neo-Nazi group as terrorist orgs

The classification makes it illegal for anyone to be a member of the Base, the white supremacist group formed in 2018, or Hezbollah. Anyone convicted of being a member can be imprisoned for up to 25 years.

Hezbollah is not believed to be active in Australia, though authorities have said The Base has actively sought to develop cells. The Base was formed in the United States and has been listed as a terrorist organisation in Canada and Britain.

Australia, a staunch U.S. ally, is on heightened alert after a series of "lone wolf" attacks in recent years.

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