Oz Government Gives Disney $22.5M To Lure '20,000 Leagues' Shoot To Australia

Apr 2, 2013 Full story: Deadline 12

In the largest inducement it's ever offered to a Hollywood production, the Australian government has confirmed it will give Disney a one-off payment of $22.5M to shoot 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: Captain Nemo in Oz.

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“Tilt my hat at the sun”

Since: Jun 12

And the shadows they burn dark

#1 Apr 2, 2013
Unbelievable.
22.5 million of tax payer money to a filthy rich greedy entertainment company, what a f*cking disgrace.
Another failure from a long line of failures from the current labor government.
Anyone who votes for them needs a good hard slap up the side of the head.
Teaman

Mount Holly, NJ

#2 Apr 2, 2013
Math question:

22 million dollars to create 2,000 jobs. How much money did each job cost?
Anglo-Saxon-Celt

Sydney, Australia

#3 Apr 2, 2013
They could have given that money to Australian film makers.
Good Aussies

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#4 Apr 3, 2013
Which person was responsible for handing over the money and to whom?

We need to start getting personal with these fvckwits.
Becky

Nanjing, China

#5 Apr 3, 2013
To put it into perspective, the British Conservative Government gives half a billion dollars a year in aid to Pakistan, a criminal failed state that sheltered Osama Bin Liner.
And wealthy tax avoiders in Australia use trusts and other devices to avoid paying $30 billion in taxes a year, equal to more than a third of Federal Government income of $110 billion.

“Fair & Balanced”

Since: Jul 12

wherever there's a mine

#6 Apr 3, 2013
Becky wrote:
To put it into perspective, the British Conservative Government gives half a billion dollars a year in aid to Pakistan, a criminal failed state that sheltered Osama Bin Liner.
And wealthy tax avoiders in Australia use trusts and other devices to avoid paying $30 billion in taxes a year, equal to more than a third of Federal Government income of $110 billion.
ROFLMAO

Australian gov't income hasn't been $110b since 1970. Try $370b. And when has 30 been more than a 1/3 of 110?
Chinese Power Ranger

Podgorica, Montenegro

#7 Apr 3, 2013
I agree.

Australia need Nationalist Party who want to help Australia,and not some Commie crap.
Anglo-Saxon-Celt

Sydney, Australia

#8 Apr 3, 2013
Good Aussies wrote:
Which person was responsible for handing over the money and to whom?
We need to start getting personal with these fvckwits.
Close up and personal, so they're looking down the barrel of a gun.
Becky

Nanjing, China

#9 Apr 4, 2013
chefboy812 wrote:
<quoted text>
ROFLMAO
Australian gov't income hasn't been $110b since 1970. Try $370b. And when has 30 been more than a 1/3 of 110?
OK genius say it's a more than a tenth of revenue. I'll bet those tax dodgers shovel a motza more than 22 million at accountants and tricksy lawyers in order to rob the rest of us.
30 billion would buy quite a few hospitals and cancer research centres doncha think?

“Tilt my hat at the sun”

Since: Jun 12

And the shadows they burn dark

#10 Apr 4, 2013
Good Aussies wrote:
Which person was responsible for handing over the money and to whom?
We need to start getting personal with these fvckwits.
Dunno who got it but I guess it would have been Crean as the arts minister that did the handing over, with the approval of his superiors of course.
sid

Brisbane, Australia

#11 Apr 4, 2013
More and more aussies are realising the people play a non participatory role in our so called democratic government.

“Fair & Balanced”

Since: Jul 12

wherever there's a mine

#12 Apr 4, 2013
Becky wrote:
<quoted text>
OK genius say it's a more than a tenth of revenue. I'll bet those tax dodgers shovel a motza more than 22 million at accountants and tricksy lawyers in order to rob the rest of us.
30 billion would buy quite a few hospitals and cancer research centres doncha think?
this gov't record $30b would get a lot more hollywood films shot here

The day of income tax is long gone. There are many far better progressive tax systems which eliminate 90% of loopholes, trusts etc & would raise far more money for gov't.

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