Posted: 11:43 am on 16th May 2013

The Budget confirmed just how much money it will cost Australian taxpayers to get Brad Pitt to film his new film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo… $21.6 million.

The average Australian working full time earns about $70,000 a year and pays around $15,347 in tax.  Which is equivalent to more than 1,400 Australians working for a full year to pay the income tax required to ensure this movie is made in Australia.

That’s roughly equivalent to the population of a small suburb or a small regional town.

The government is also spending another $20.8 million to address skills shortages in the arts industry, with increased funding for ballet, circus, dance and drama organisations.  These are your tax dollars at work.

Filming 20000 leagues under the sea contribution

Funding for Arts Training Organisations

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