(BBC News) Duncan Storrar is an ordinary Australian in extraordinary circumstances. In the space of four days he's been heralded as a national hero, given A$60,000 ($44,000; £30,000) in donations and revealed as a drug-using criminal with an extensive rap sheet.
Yet all he did was ask a question on a television show.
Every Monday night, political enthusiasts tune into Q&A on the Australian Broadcasting Corp to see a panel of politicians, commentators and academics face a studio audience of ordinary Australians.
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Bespectacled, messy haired and dressed in a white hoodie, Storrar made his Q&A appearance on 9 May, the first day of the Australian election campaign. He asked the panel about the government's plan to give workers who earn more than A$80,000 a year a tax cut, while providing nothing for low-income earners.
"If you lift my tax-free threshold that changes my life," he said. "That means I get to say to my little girls, 'Daddy's not broke this weekend, we can go to the pictures'.
"Rich people don't even notice their tax-free threshold lift. Why don't I get it? Why do they get it?"