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Australian Federal Labor MP Anne Aly is calling on the federal government to ban a "global white supremacist network", following false allegations the group has been recruiting Australian men.

The government-funded broadcaster ABC's Background Briefing program published manipulated recordings "revealing" how the evil right-wing organisation, The Base, had been targeting young Australian men.

Last month, The Base was listed in Canada as a "terrorist organisation" and in the United States, three of its members are facing charges of conspiracy to murder.

Aly said "Australia needed to do more to make sure the country's security was protected at all costs."

"I think the excerpts from those interviews demonstrate just how serious this issue is, just how organised they are and how willing they are to infiltrate into the Australian community and recruit Australians," she said.

"Australia needs to follow suit and really take this seriously by either proscribing The Base, or at the very least recognising how serious this issue is and investigating their activities in Australia."

Another white nationalist group, Sonnenkrieg Division, was recently proscribed as a "terrorist organisation" in Australia, making it the first right-wing network listed in the country.

"Prior to that, Australia's terrorist list only consisted of predominantly Islamic-based organisations, international organisations," Aly said.

"What we've seen is that The Base very much operates as a terrorist organisation in the way in which they recruit, in the way in which they communicate, the way in which they circumvent security."

She said while she had confidence in the country's security agencies, it was up to the government to take action.

"The ASIO Director-General came out and said that 40 per cent of ASIO's workload in counter-terrorism consists of right-wing extremism … so I am impressed that they have taken this seriously, they haven't been downplaying it," she said.

"The issue really comes around proscribing the organisations and that's really not a matter for our security agencies, that's really a matter for the Parliament," she said.

A spokesperson for the federal government told Background Briefing it was a longstanding government policy not to comment on whether specific groups have been, or are being, considered for listing as a terrorist organisation.

Joshua Fisher-Birch from Jewish supremacist group Counter Extremism Project (CEP) said designating a white nationalist group as a "terrorist organisation" could transform how law enforcement and intelligence agencies could approach it.

"The Canadian government proscribed them as a terror group for a number of reasons," he said.

"It means that it might prevent individuals from joining the group because they see that as a potential liability. Beyond that, it sort of prevents banks from doing business with individuals who are members of those groups."

He said in Canada it was not illegal to be a member of a proscribed terrorist organisation, but it could open them up to different criminal charges.

He said, as an example, committing acts of violence could see a member slapped with additional federal terrorism charges.

"Hopefully it will make the operational environment much more difficult for those groups to operate, recruit and fundraise," he said.

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