In a landmark deal, Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party Senator-elect Ricky Muir has agreed to form a voting bloc with the three senators from Clive Palmer’s Palmer United Party.
The move comes after this week’s debacle that saw Muir’s vote assist in the ejection of popular Queenslander, Ben Zabel, from the Big Brother house.
“I’m not really into this voting thing,” said Mr Muir. “I knew Ben was the gay guy so I thought he should get kicked out. But after talking with Clive, I realise this was an error of judgement on myself’s part.”
Mr Muir said that, from now on, he would vote as a bloc with the other Palmer United Party senators, each of whom voted for Ben to be saved.
Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer said that the ejection of Ben from the Big Brother house showed how broken politics was in Australia.
“Ben Zabel is a top bloke and an amazing Queenslander,” said Mr Palmer. “There was obviously a conspiracy to get rid of him and the system has got to be changed. From what I’ve heard, some of the people who were voting weren’t even 18.”
Mr Palmer confirmed that he had contacted the Australian Electoral Commission to demand a recount of the Big Brother votes. If the final result was not changed, Mr Palmer said he would take the matter to the Court of Disputed Returns and, if necessary, the High Court.