Yes, you're entitled to a free portrait of the Queen. But should you get one?
It's a truth universally acknowledged that a hipster with a sniff of entitlement will jump on a taxpayer-funded bandwagon for free ironic memorabilia. And so it was, on Thursday, when the emails started rolling in to electorate offices across the inner suburbs after an article in Vice alerted its readers to the bizarre fact that all Australians are entitled to a free portrait of the Queen.
Federal MPs' electorate offices have been inundated with requests after it was revealed every citizen is entitled to a portrait of the Queen.