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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

4 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

4 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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'Devastating tragedy': Two Chicago officers fatally struck by commuter train...

'Devastating tragedy': Two Chicago officers fatally struck by commuter train while on duty

Two newly appointed police officers were investigating a shooting near the train tracks. Read more ...

CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance

CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance

The board said Monday it reached its decision after finding that Moonves failed to cooperate fully with investigators looking into sexual misconduct allegations against him. Read more ...

Miss Universe Has Its First Trans Contestant - While Miss USA Stirs Criticism

Miss Universe Has Its First Trans Contestant - While Miss USA Stirs Criticism

"I'm showing that trans women can be whatever they want to be: a teacher, a mother, a doctor, a politician and even Miss Universe," Miss Spain Angela Ponce said recently. Read more ...

Two Chicago officers struck, killed by commuter train

Two Chicago officers struck, killed by commuter train

The incident, which occurred shortly after 6 p.m. near East 103rd Street and South Dauphin Avenue, shut down the Metra's South Shore Line trains in both directions. Read more ...

Dow falls more than 500 points as investors worry about economy

Dow falls more than 500 points as investors worry about economy

The U.S. stock market sinks deeper into the red following sluggish economic reports on Monday and bad news from a couple of blue-chip giants. Read more ...

Ex-Trump adviser Roger Stone admits to InfoWars lies, settles $100M suit

Ex-Trump adviser Roger Stone admits to InfoWars lies, settles $100M suit

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has settled a $100 million lawsuit accusing him of publishing lies on the far-right InfoWars website. The Wall... Read more ...

Henrique, Getzlaf help Ducks win again, beat Penguins 4-2

Henrique, Getzlaf help Ducks win again, beat Penguins 4-2

John Gibson, a Pittsburgh native, stopped 28 shots for Ducks Read more ...

Man, woman killed when pickup truck strikes horse-drawn buggy

Man, woman killed when pickup truck strikes horse-drawn buggy

Tragic. A 72-year-old man and a 66-year-old woman riding in a horse-drawn buggy in Minnesota were killed when the buggy was struck from behind by a pickup truck. Read more ...

Most teen drug use is down, but officials fear vaping boom

Most teen drug use is down, but officials fear vaping boom

Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking... Read more ...

CC Sabathia gets Yankees bonus despite beaning, ‘bitch' ejection

CC Sabathia gets Yankees bonus despite beaning, ‘bitch' ejection

Plunking an opponent paid off for CC Sabathia. The New York Yankees gave Sabathia a $500,000 performance bonus, even though the 38-year-old left-hander was ejected from his... Read more ...