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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

5 days 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

5 days 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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Trump revokes security clearance for ex-CIA chief John Brennan

Trump revokes security clearance for ex-CIA chief John Brennan

President Donald Trump on Wednesday yanked the security clearance of former CIA Chief John Brennan - one of the president's loudest critics on national security. In a statement... Read more ...

Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

The ex-priest, Edward Ganster, went on to work at Disney World. He died in 2014. Read more ...

​Former CIA Director John Brennan​'s security clearance revoked, White House...

​Former CIA Director John Brennan​'s security clearance revoked, White House says

Sarah Sanders is citing Brennan's "erratic conduct and behavior," and accusing him of "lying" and having "wild outbursts." Read more ...

Six-year-old girl orders $350 worth of toys on mom's Amazon account

Six-year-old girl orders $350 worth of toys on mom's Amazon account

The mischievous smile says it all. Read more ...

Someone paid $56K for an unopened box of 1999 Pokémon cards

Someone paid $56K for an unopened box of 1999 Pokémon cards

This is an extreme case of "gotta catch 'em all." Read more ...

Thief makes off with nearly $100K in ramen noodles

Thief makes off with nearly $100K in ramen noodles

That's a lot of ramen noodles. Read more ...

​'I'm sorry for the mistake': Sarah Sanders issues correction for ​false...

​'I'm sorry for the mistake': Sarah Sanders issues correction for ​false claim about African-American jobs​

The White House Council of Economic Advisers apologized for the figure saying it was miscommunication to Sanders. Read more ...

Priests molested 1,000 children in Pennsylvania, report says

Priests molested 1,000 children in Pennsylvania, report says

The "real number" of abused children and abusive priests might be higher since some secret church records were lost and some victims never came forward, the grand jury said. Read more ...

Suicide survivor gets ‘ultimate second chance' after historic face transplant

Suicide survivor gets ‘ultimate second chance' after historic face transplant

"Life is precious, and life is beautiful." Read more ...

Beaver County fires CYS employee who, as DA, said he wouldn't investigate...

Beaver County fires CYS employee who, as DA, said he wouldn't investigate child sex abuse by priests, according to grand jury report

A former district attorney whose name appears in the Pennsylvania grand jury report on alleged child sex abuse by Catholic priests has been fired from his job with Beaver... Read more ...