Former Motoring Enthusiasts Party Senator Ricky Muir has announced he has joined the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party.
Mr Muir was a voice of fact and reason during his time in the Senate, even releasing a video to dispel myths about lever-action firearms.
Mr Muir said "Since the 2013 federal election I have built and maintained a good working relationship with elected representatives of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party in both New South Wales and, since their victory at the 2014 state election, Victoria."
A Gippsland local, Mr Muir has said that the State Government failing timber workers in the area was the final straw that led to his decision to become politically engaged again.
"With the ALP pandering to Green ideology and the threat of a 'Great Forest National Park', regional ALP voters who rely on the bush for work, hunting, fishing, prospecting and so on need to be aware of the ALP remaining close to the Green movement and campaigning against our jobs and interests."
Mr Muir has not yet decided whether he will stand as a candidate or not, but has said "If I was to run, [...] I would run a no-bull campaign and offer Gippsland an alternative candidate who is willing to work with either side of Government in the best interest of the electorate, rather than simply promoting pre-written party lines."