Official campaign merchandise can be a big deal for presidential candidates.
It’s a good revenue generator, and it’s also a great way to build a brand – particularly when items are popular and get a lot of traction on social media.
But of course, not all merchandise is official. Some of the weirdest merch is definitely not endorsed by the candidates themselves.
Here’s a look at some of the strangest stuff out there this year…
Southeast Queensland hit with month’s worth of rain in an hour
Dangerous storms have lashed southeast Queensland, as a month’s rain and tennis ball-sized hailstones were dumped from the Darling Downs to the Sunshine Coast.
Beachmere, near Caboolture, recorded 80mm of rain in an hour on Tuesday, while 70mm bucketed down on The Upper Lockyer, west of Brisbane, the Bureau of Meteorology reported.
“That’s a month’s rain in the space of an hour,” meteorologist Felim Hanniffy told AAP.
“In some areas of northern Brisbane 50mm fell in 30 minutes.”
Family of baby girl allegedly killed by dad appeal for help
The family of a baby killed after allegedly being thrown from a balcony by her father has appealed for help following their devastating loss.
Seven-week-old baby girl, London Martin, was born on August 26 and died just weeks later on October 24 from blunt force head trauma, a coroner confirmed, according to News 3 Las Vegas.
Her 32-year-old dad Clarence Martin Jr was arrested in Las Vegas, in the United States, on Saturday and faces several charges including open murder and first-degree arson.
The Coonan Conundrum: PR role puts Crown chairwoman in a morass of conflicts
It was a key recommendation of the Hayne royal commission into misconduct into the banking and financial sector – a ban one trailing fees, where banks provide mortgage brokers an ongoing fee for the life of the consumer’s loan.
The ban was to come into effect from this year but following intense lobbying from the well-connected mortgage broking lobby, the Coalition announced a backdown. Instead, the government will review trailing commissions in 2022.
Critics says the capitulation has left consumers in a worse state. This is because as The New Daily reports, the overwhelming evidence is that “loans arranged by brokers tend to be larger, take longer to pay down and cost more than loans arranged directly with banks or other…
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