Posted: 10:40 am on 10th February 2015

flagThe Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade naturally works to promote Australia, and rightly so.

But it seems to come at quite a cost.

Browsing through their awarded grants of 2012/13 exposed that $40,000 was gifted to Grainger TV in accordance with the Council on Australia-Latin American Relations (COALAR).

Whatever for?

“The dubbing of four episodes of Travel Oz in Spanish and Portuguese for showing on cable TV in Latin America and for use by Australian Embassies.”

With each episode lasting 90 minutes, that comes in at a cool $6,666.66/hr of footage, or $111.11/ minute…

Not exactly pocket change.

Alex Russell 

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