Residents in a street in Perth are repeatedly being confronted with spray-painted Nazi swastikas from a house, and say authorities appear powerless to stop it from happening.
The Examiner has been contacted by a number of Perth residents regarding the situation in Scone Street with concerns about the house, claiming the resident started displaying the offensive symbols about a month ago.
It started with Nazi swastikas being spray-painted on windows, then curtains and wheelie bins. In the past week, a number of spray-painted Nazi swastikas have been hung from windows.
Launceston Rabbi Yochanan Gordon visited the street on Monday to speak with the neighbours in order to get a better understanding of the situation and to offer his support.
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He said the residents were understandably "appalled".
"The community has great concern about it. The fact that people are flying these flags is despicable," Rabbi Gordon said.
"We need to put a strong emphasis on educating people to understand why they shouldn't put out these objects of hate.
"The community is keeping vigilant, and I'm trying to make sure there is no immediate threat to the Jewish community."
A resident of the street had multiple family members fight the Nazis during World War II.
A Scone Street resident, who chose to remain anonymous, said it was a Housing Tasmania property, but they appeared powerless to stop the resident from hanging the banners.
"The first swastika appeared about a month ago, and because it was spray-painted on the window, Housing were able to get her to remove it," the resident said.
"But it seems like she can have anything she wants hanging there on the house.
"The government can ban motorcycle insignia, but not this? It's absurd."
Premier Peter Gutwein was asked about the situation on Monday, and said he found it "abhorrent".
A government spokesperson said the matter was being investigated.
"The government strongly condemns the display of Nazi and Holocaust memorabilia," he said.
"This material is offensive, distressing and a breach of community and moral standards."