Voting for minor party candidates is always a bit of a crapshoot - but perhaps Aussies didn't realise quite how much.
Voters in Victoria will likely be represented in Canberra's upper house come July by Ricky Muir, of the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party, who appears to have a filmed his backyardkangaroo poo fight and posted it on the internet.
Muir's YouTube account was made private shortly after the election on Saturday night.
But The Age reports that one of the videos, Family Fight in Australia, appeared to depict the likely senator running around the garden with his friends, hurling kangaroo faeces and laughing hysterically.
At one point the person holding the camera picks up a pellet, examines it, and says, "This is kangaroo poo. Yum yum."
A man who bears a striking resemblance to Muir, who sports a thick moustache and goatee, is seen in the video creeping up behind a friend and pulling down his pants. He also hits a friend with jousting sticks.
Muir shrugged off the emergence of the home video, saying it was ''people play''.
''My past does not represent how I am now and it has nothing to do with the party,'' Muir told Seven News.
Keith Littler, from the same party as Muir, told The Age: "People have fun in their lives. What's the big deal?"
Other videos on Muir's YouTube account include Beer Batter for Dummies, Parenting is fun, view from a Father, and Fixed the 4x4 for cheap, sharing the secret.
Muir is likely to be elected despite gaining just 0.53 per cent of the vote, thanks to an exchange of preferences among Australia's micro-parties. Australians who voted for any one of 23 minor political parties ended up likely sending Muir to Parliament.
Another member of Australia's new Senate is likely to be gridiron-playing engineer Wayne Dropulich, representing the Australian Sports Party - which has no platform other than playing a lot of sport. Dropulich won just 0.22 per cent of the vote, but preferences from other small candidates will put him ahead of a Labor candidate who won 12.33 per cent.
A total of eight candidates from micro-parties will likely be seated in the 76-member Senate, according to The Age.
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