A far-right, anti-Islam lobby group in Queensland has given up to $10,000 to opponents of the Bendigo mosque to help their campaign.
Restore Australia gave the money to print anti-mosque material. It is a not-for-profit group run by former One Nation candidate Mike Holt, a Vietnam veteran and author, and Charles Mollison, a former lieutenant-colonel who also served in Vietnam. Both men live on the Sunshine Coast.
Mr Holt confirmed the amount - which had been donated to Restore Australia - was given to a group called Stop the Mosque in Bendigo and also to a Victorian chapter of the Patriot Defence League Australia.