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.
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