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The Sri Lankan-born pastor leading a new political party, Rise Up Australia, says the fact he is a "black fellow" should not hinder his party's anti-multiculturalism credentials in the federal election.

Daniel Nalliah, who once linked the Black Saturday bushfires to Victoria's permissive abortion laws and also faced a long-running court battle for allegedly vilifying Muslims, says the party has 1500 members.

The world of fringe politics is alive and kicking 15 years after Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party reached its peak, securing 9 per cent of the national vote.


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