The newly formed Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party is set to secure a Senate seat in one of the surprise results of the 2013 Federal election.
AMEP was formed only in May but is expected to be one of eight minor parties to benefit from the complex process of preferences distribution.
The Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party’s Ricky Muir could take a Senate seat in Victoria despite the party recording negligible primary votes.
The result will certainly stir a national debate as the new Coalition government looks likely to fall short of a Senate majority and parties without actual policies such as the AMEP and Australian Sports Party, which simply stands for “promoting healthy living through sport”, would have the chance to vote on crucial parliamentary bills.
The Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party also admits on its official website that it has no official policies but says it supports the rights of Australians to modify their vehicles to a safe standard, promotes the ability to go off-roading or camping on public land, and is committed to improving roads.
The party was formed in response to state governments continuing to introduce legislation without consulting motorists or the driving community.