Image of Queen everybody desires
Federal MPs have obtained a flurry of requests for an official portrait of the Queen by Australians making the most of an obscure rule.
NCA Newswire spoke with the voters workplace of greater than a dozen MPs across the nation, who confirmed the inflow of individuals attempting to get their palms on the collectors merchandise.
However many are reluctant to return ahead in concern of publicising it additional.
The little identified “constituents request program” allows voters to obtain “nationhood materials” similar to flags, booklets on the flags of Australia, and the now notorious portrait of her Majesty.
MPs and Senators can spend as little, or as a lot, as they like on the fabric however it comes at a value to their total finances.
It earlier got here to public consideration 4 years in the past after Vice Media printed an article exposing the quirk.
A spherical of calls to the voters places of work of a number of federal MPs revealed many had obtained requests for memorabilia.
An individual who answered the cellphone at one Nationals MP’s voters workplace mentioned they’d obtained a lot of requests for a portrait of the Queen.
One other MP’s workplace mentioned one individual had requested a flag.
In the meantime, a spokesman for regional Victorian MP – who requested to not be named — revealed that they had since stocked up on the posters in “anticipation”.
In Tasmania, a spokesman for the Jacqui Lambie community joked they weren’t even positive if that they had any in inventory.
The Division of Finance, who’s in cost distributing the portraits to the voters places of work, couldn’t say when portraits of King Charles III can be rolling in.
So for now, Queen Elizabeth lives on, if solely within the type of a portrait behind a cabinet in an voters workplace.