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Australians recently discovered a little-known law that lets them get portraits of the Queen for free - and politicians are inundated with requests

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Vice published an article on Wednesday saying that Australians could get a free portrait of Queen Elizabeth II from the government.
Politicians have since been inundated with requests, with one MP calling it "excellent trolling."
One Melbourne lawmaker said he had received "dozens" of request within 24 hours.
Australians are demanding portraits of the Queen from their government after realizing that they can get them for free, thanks to a little-known law.
Under the little-known "constituents' request program," Australian citizens are legally entitled to "nationhood material" such as flags...
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Australians spam politicians for free portrait of queen after legislative surfaces

Australians spam politicians for free portrait of queen after legislative surfaces

2 monthes ago   |   By NBC News

A viral article alerted Australians to a little known parliamentary code, leading lawmakers to be inundated with requests for portraits of the monarch.
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Canada is now the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

Canada is now the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

Canadian leaders say the goal is to better reflect society's changing opinion about marijuana and bring black market operators into a regulated system. Read more ...

Bradley's grand slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Bradley's grand slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

The Boston Red Sox take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros. Read more ...

Woman charged with using 3-year-old girl to create child porn with ex-boyfriend

Woman charged with using 3-year-old girl to create child porn with ex-boyfriend

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Murder charge for grandmother after toddler found in oven

Murder charge for grandmother after toddler found in oven

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Nevada brothel owner running for state Legislature found dead

Nevada brothel owner running for state Legislature found dead

Nevada authorities say Dennis Hof, a legal pimp who fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for state Legislature, has died. He was 72. Read more ...

Student may have passed out cookies made of grandparent's ashes, police say

Student may have passed out cookies made of grandparent's ashes, police say

Police are investigating reports that two students baked cookies containing one of their grandfather's cremated remains and gave them to fellow students at school. Read more ...

Pippa Middleton gives birth to a baby boy

Pippa Middleton gives birth to a baby boy

Kate Middleton's sister, Pippa Middleton, has given birth to her first child with James Matthews. Read more ...

Trump compares Khashoggi ‘murder' to Kavanaugh accusations

Trump compares Khashoggi ‘murder' to Kavanaugh accusations

President Trump criticized those pointing fingers at Saudi Arabia in the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi - comparing the situation to the sexual assault allegations... Read more ...

Meghan and Harry announced their pregnancy on a sensitive day

Meghan and Harry announced their pregnancy on a sensitive day

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are facing backlash after announcing their pregnancy on International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Read more ...

Critically endangered bongo calf named Taylor Swift escapes zoo enclosure

Critically endangered bongo calf named Taylor Swift escapes zoo enclosure

Taylor Swift didn't need a getaway car to escape from an exhibit at the Sacramento Zoo. Read more ...