Former Labor National President Warren Mundine has confirmed he will run for federal parliament at the next election.
Mr Mundine, a leading indigenous advocate and businessman, has not ruled out joining the Liberals or David Leyonhjelm’s minor party the Liberal Democrats.
“I will make that announcement very soon,” he told Sky News on Thursday.
Mr Mundine is reportedly considering a tilt at the marginal NSW seat of Gilmore, which will not be recontested by Liberal Ann Sudmalis at the federal election.
Labor Leader Bill Shorten took a shot at Mr Mundine for throwing his hat in the ring for another party.
“When he couldn’t get a seat in the Labor Party, he’s looking elsewhere. I guess that’s his democratic right,” Mr Shorten told reporters in Sydney on…