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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

7 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

7 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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Belmont, Fairleigh Dickinson earn first NCAA Tournament wins

Belmont, Fairleigh Dickinson earn first NCAA Tournament wins

Eleven months ago, Fairleigh Dickinson coach Greg Herenda was seriously ill with life-threatening blood clots. Tuesday night, he danced on the court and hugged players after... Read more ...

Moderate earthquake hits Turkey; 3 people injured

Moderate earthquake hits Turkey; 3 people injured

ANKARA, Turkey - A moderately-strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit southwestern Turkey on Wednesday, Turkish authorities said. At least three people... Read more ...

Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting “Cinderella,” ”The Simpsons,” ”Star Wars” and “Dr. Strange” under one corporate roof. The... Read more ...

This bill could punish owners who abandon, restrain dogs during natural...

This bill could punish owners who abandon, restrain dogs during natural disasters

If the bill passes, a person could face charges of animal cruelty and a fine of up to $5,000. Read more ...

Wendy Williams fans show support after host reveals she's been living in a...

Wendy Williams fans show support after host reveals she's been living in a sober house

Wendy Williams revealed on her show Tuesday that she's been living in a sober house for "quite some time." Read more ...

Want to get a wild horse and $1,000? The government will pay you

Want to get a wild horse and $1,000? The government will pay you

A federal program is giving people $1,000 to adopt an untrained wild horse or burro. Read more ...

California Jury Finds Roundup Caused Man's Cancer

California Jury Finds Roundup Caused Man's Cancer

After five days of deliberation the jury concluded the weed killer was a "substantial factor" in causing non-Hodgkins lymphoma in the plaintiff. It's the second verdict against... Read more ...

Raiders sign former Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict

Raiders sign former Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict

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Jerry Lee Lewis transferred to a rehab center after suffering a stroke

Jerry Lee Lewis transferred to a rehab center after suffering a stroke

"Jerry Lee Lewis is expected to fully recover with aggressive and intensive rehab," his neurologist said. Read more ...

Trial begins for former East Pittsburgh officer charged with fatally...

Trial begins for former East Pittsburgh officer charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old

The case of an East Pittsburgh police officer who shot and killed Antwon Rose while the 17-year-old boy ran from a pulled-over car last spring went to trial Tuesday morning. Read more ...