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Oprah’s Visit To Australia Costing Taxpayers $3 Million

Posted on September 14, 2010 by
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Oprah announced this week that she will be taking a plane load of fans to Australia to tape some final episodes of her show.

Popeater reports that the Australian tax payer will be picking up a large part of the bill, roughly $3 million ($2.7M USD). The money will come from Quantas Airlines and the annual tourism budget, according to the nation’s tourism minister.

“I think it’s money well spent,” Martin Ferguson told reporters after making the announcement in Sydney. “This truly represents an amazing opportunity to showcase Australia, the warmth and hospitality of our people and the depth and breadth of everything our country has to offer visitors from around the world.”

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