Phillips is a nationalist politician. He became noticeable as chairman of the Australian Protectionist Party. He was selected as the APP’s chairman in 2010 over its founder Darrin Hodges with a colourful white supremacist background. He is an opponent of Islam, immigration, globalisation, multiculturalism and the two party system.
Phillips has attracted criticism as a result of his group expressing the “need” to torpedo refugee boats and murder asylum seekers.