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Free Portrait of Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second

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Happy Australia Day.

You are eligible to request a portrait of Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth upon request to your local MP.

Spruce up your living quarters with a picture of the Queen herself.

This deal was last posted over a year and a half ago and it is likely that a lot of new Ozbargainers would have missed it. Thanks to chill for reminding me.

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  • +3 votes

    (Without time-travelling) does anyone know where I can get one of the portraits of the Queen that they used to have in every Post Office in the 60's and 70's? I've always wanted one.

    • +13 votes

      Have you tried writing her office a letter?

      • +22 votes

        Joe hockey said poor people can't afford envelopes..

    • +71 votes

      I think you'll find Tony can help you. He lives in the 1950s. :)

      • +8 votes

        bloody hell all the politicians are coming out of the woodwork in this deal.

      • +1 vote

        Tony, Tony always infatuated with the Monarchy. I doubt if any members of the royal family would even talk to him when he visits the UK.

        • +2 votes

          Prince Phillip might since he was made a knight of the order of australia

        • +1 vote

          @Gimli:
          Betty is the one who wears the pants, she will never approve that.

        • +8 votes

          Actually that's exactly what happened…

          3-4 months ago? He was in England, and requested a presence with the Queen… he was told her itinerary was full… the media quickly found out (public record) it was not full.

        • +1 vote

          @Rainbowstar: Nah, she'd get shirtfronted quicksmart

        • +2 votes

          @Baghern: The Queen has more time for honest and intelligent republicans (like Keating) than obsequious monarchists like Abbott.

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          @JohnHowardsEyebrows:

          Great word that… Obsequious…

          What's it mean? Lol

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          @simpsonporter:
          Obsequious: "Snivelling arselicker".

  • +49 votes

    so cool that tony abbot is on ozbargain

    • +51 votes

      He's got a bit of spare time now :P

      • -20 votes

        to be fair his side of politics are the only ones to try and return a budget surplus in the last 100 years so they actually fit in around here.

        • +24 votes

          The deficit has gotten worse, and the only way they propose to fix it is to make cuts they promised they wouldn't before the last election. Not even entertaining the idea of removing some of the obscene tax dodges going on.
          But hey, Tony told you so, so it must be true.

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          Yeah but what's that got to do with Ozbargain?

        • +2 votes

          Looks like Tony jokes don't work around here if they aren't mean.

        • +3 votes

          @winterseed:

          No, jokes only work if they are funny.

          Thats why they are jokes…

        • +3 votes

          Saying Tony fits in on OzBargain because he's too tight to allocate money to basic services is at least a bit funny.

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          @winterseed: It was 20% joke about Ozbargain and 80% statement of political stupidity.

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          Yeah that seems about right.

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          where'd the other 10% go?

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          @JohnHowardsEyebrows:

          Labor couldn't even agree on their own budget cuts.

    • +5 votes
    • -1 vote

      What's he doing in Melbourne?

  •  

    Yeah, like this is a deal…

    • +28 votes

      Clearly someone's a republican

      • +3 votes

        Nope, I actually think going down the Republic way will do us more harm than good. Nonetheless, a free photo of the Head of State is not a deal.

        • +24 votes

          Would you prefer a photo of the duchess of Cambridge?

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          @Gimli: How about a free picture of an ex PM

        • +4 votes

          Well it will sort out all the "Invasion Day" stuff (new celebration date)
          And hopefully unite everyone. Or nearly everyone.

        • +2 votes

          @Gimli: Naked?

        • -1 vote

          @Gimli:

          We've seen a lot of her, so I'll have to pass thanks.

          And given that I don't really like pictures of horses either, I'll have to say no to a photo of the Duchess of Cornwall as well.

        • +5 votes

          I also think the republic way would be more harm than good.

          The only reason some politicians push it is because it'd be more money in their pockets.
          Just take a look at how many hangers on are in the American system!

        • -2 votes

          @King Tightarse: lol changing the date is not going to stop any of the hand wringing

        • +1 vote

          @Gimli: Facing witch way?

        • +1 vote

          @coxymla:
          Sure it is.
          We can decide on a day that only unites us and has no other baggage.
          26th of January has come to be a day of protest at "invasion" for some indigenous people as it is the actual date Cptn Cook landed, whether you agree with that idea or not.
          I think a new date and a republic could make all the difference.

        • +3 votes

          @King Tightarse: I hope you're taking the piss.

        • +3 votes

          @bargainhunter:
          Actually not.
          I am totally happy with Australia Day as it is but I recognize that it has other meanings to Aboriginals. Republic, new date, fresh start. No complaints. Well somebody will think of something to whinge about no doubt but they wont be able to call an invasion day.

        • +1 vote

          @King Tightarse: My comment was in regard to today as the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet, Cook's arrival is a different story.
          You are of course entitled to your other opinions on a republic, national day etc. Knowing our history may lend credence to these.

        • +1 vote

          @bargainhunter:
          Oh right, no worries.

        • +2 votes

          Yep, Australia day should be Federation day

        • +1 vote

          @Baghern: The problem is Federation Day wouldn't make a great holiday logistically, as it would be on New Year's Day (too many sore heads for all the ceremony).

          Another national day should be found.

        • -1 vote

          I agree ! South Africa became a republic … look at it today…shambles!

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          @KevinFine: Ridiculous comparison. What's going on in South Africa has little to do with having become a republic.

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          @JohnHowardsEyebrows: What about 2 Jan? Then 3 Jan for Republic day.
          Enough time to recover from the most celebrated day of the year.

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          @taki: Crikey, what a bender that would be…

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          @JohnHowardsEyebrows:
          Progressive but steady decline over the 40 years I lived there. The country was better under the monarchy (or so my parents say)

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          @KevinFine: Are you suggesting it was fine before (apartheid)?

        • +2 votes

          Too right. The less power is given to politicians the better. If going to a Republican model means more power to the people then we should be all for it.

          But …. We can know that that is not the way it will work. So I suggest not trying to fix something that ain't broken ..

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          @wfdTamar:
          Have you lived there?

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          The past is always great for the privileged

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          @Gimli:

          I'd like a picture of the Duchess of Cambridge's sister, please!

        • +1 vote

          @JohnHowardsEyebrows: We could have a special day for each State/Territory during school holidays. That'll = more public Holidays to look after the kids, go to the beach, go skiing etc.
          (lets see; 6 states + ACT, NT, Antarctic Tty, Cocos Is, Christmas Is, Kangaroo Is, King Is, Tiwi Is (2), Fraser Is, Lord Howe, Manus Is, Nauru, New Zuland (2). Hmm only 21…wait! what about all the islands in the Great Barrier Reef? that should fill the calendar!

    • +1 vote

      I am heading OS to teach English. This programme seems to cover other stuff like flags, booklets on flags and national symbols and copies of the national anthem on CD and DVD. That's some pretty decent resources to show off Australia.

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        Where are you going? Great Britain?

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP!

    Useless info for the day:

    Birthdate April 21, 1926 (currently aged 89 years)

    Good idea to grab one for her 100th Birthday in a little over 10 years and sell online framed. Store it under the bed till then.

    I grabbed mine a few years back for free from my MP!

    Remember this deal?? https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/146587 and my comment https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/146587#comment-2021850

    • +9 votes

      4/21 appraise it

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      I still want a portrait of Her Royal Hotness, Katherine.

  • +18 votes

    Thanks, my dartboard sorted. ;)

    • +1 vote

      ill drop around and bring the beers :)

      • +3 votes

        Can I blend some curry and bring over while we at it?

        • +2 votes

          No need to trouble yourself. Raw onions would be awesome

      • +1 vote

        ill bring the tap king to tap them $5 150 lashes flagons

  • +2 votes

    How grand!

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    Queen should be made a Dame of the Order of Australia in the name of gender equality :p

    • +2 votes

      You will find that as the Sovereign of the Order, HM QEII cannot be appointed a Dame of the Order. When she was Princess Elizabeth, she did receive honours but these ceased when she ascended her throne. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_titles_and_honours_of_...

      This is also the reason why HM QEII does not need a passport to travel, or a driver's licence to drive.

  • +7 votes

    Every so often, something truly stupid is posted to OB. "Free, so get it!"

  • +7 votes

    Who else but Mr abott would post this?

  • +66 votes

    vive la republique

    • +1 vote

      That escalated quickly!

    • +2 votes

      You will taste my axe Mr Turnbull

    • +2 votes

      Pipe down carpetbagger and do as you're told.

      • +1 vote

        All we need know is for krudd to join the fanfare

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          How did Malcolm land in the penalty box?

        • +2 votes

          @CandyMan:
          Sucking up to the yanks, generally acting smug.

        • +2 votes

          @CandyMan: Mal only gets to sit in the swivel chair as long as he follows Eric Abetz's list of good conservative governing ideas (I think he called it something German, the name was something like 'Mein Kampf') and stops being so lefty pinko.

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          @CandyMan:

          for treason?

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          @King Tightarse: Just like many U.S. Politicians, a lot of them are former Goldman Sach's employees.

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        Seems you were right about the guns in the long term, Mr Howard.

    •  

      the PM speaks French!

      viva la revolucion!

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        it must be a joke i don't get, but french version is "vive la revolution" ( veeve lah revolution)

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          lame joke on my behalf ;)

          knocking someone for speaking French instead of English then uttering a phrase in Spanish.

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          @tdw:

          downvotes? man i was admitting not getting the joke. The french part was just an addition.

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          @juki: i didn't neg you and honestly i'm surprised i wasn't the one negged instead for my lame joke lol

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          @tdw: yeah i had kind of guessed that, no biggie, what to expect on an open forum =)

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      Joined OZB just to comment. Now that's dedication!

      • +1 vote

        and then got banned lol

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          Conspiracy?

        • +3 votes

          @wharlie: leadership spill?

    • +4 votes

      Typical Malcolm - first you shit all over the NBN and now you want our Queen's head on a stake!

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        Here we go again with another cheapskate (this is OzB afterall) whinging about the NBN.

        Labor's version was expensive, time consuming and hardly practical.

        Just because you sit in front of your computer all day watching porn streams and playing games requiring high bandwidth should not mean that Australian taxpayers should fork the bill.

        If you don't like the speeds here then move overseas. The stupidity of the NBN is that a decision under the Howard era was made to sell Telstra; Therefore any upgrades should have been paid for by Telstra shareholders and not by the government.

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          typical gullible Mr Rort, can't see sarcasm even when it hits them in the face…