He has admitted to not owning a suit and has never been to Canberra, but new Victorian senator Ricky Muir is gearing up to drive reform on the motoring front.
The Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party (AMEP) senator-elect is pledging to ensure a fair amount of motor vehicle taxes are spent on roads and driving programs when he journeys to the nation's capital from July next year.
He also wants change how young drivers are educated.
In a message posted on the party's Facebook page, Mr Muir says he will not comment on policies until he discusses with his party issues to come before the Senate over coming months.
He describes his election as an "immense honour" and says he will carefully examine any legislation which affects Victoria.
"I have never been to Canberra before and now I will be working in the most important building in our country, surrounded by people who have already made great contributions to our history," he says.
Mr Muir says there needs to be changes to how young drivers are educated - years before they drive a car so they have responsible attitudes once they are behind the wheel.
"Years before I was born, Australians went out on the streets protesting about young people being conscripted to fight and die in an overseas war," he said.
"Today, hundreds of young people still die or are seriously injured on our roads and there are no protests, just more rules."
Mr Muir was not present on Wednesday at the declaration of candidates in Melbourne.
The unemployed father-of-five won the sixth Senate position despite the micro party winning just 0.51 per cent of the primary vote, thanks to a complex set of preference flows.
Earlier this month, the former timber worker from the rural Gippsland town of Denison admitted he didn't even own a suit.
Calls to Mr Muir and members of AMEP were not returned.
Newly-elected Victorian Greens senator Janet Rice believes her background as a community activist will help her negotiate with the micro-party senators including Mr Muir.
Ms Rice, a former mayor of Maribyrnong, says she knows nothing about Mr Muir, but believes her background in community activism will help her negotiate with the micro parties.
"I will take him (Mr Muir) on his merits and hopefully develop a really good constructive relationship and see what we can work together on," she told reporters on Wednesday.
Ms Rice described the Senate voting system as flawed and said it needed reform.
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