Date: 4th December 2000

Aboriginal Actors Survivor Producers Cheated Them

Two Aboriginal actors hired by the producers of Survivor: The Australian Outback to act as advisers to contestants are claiming that were paid far less than what they had expected. Alec Hooligan and Arthur Murray told the London Daily Telegraph that they had anticipated receiving $200 a day for more than two weeks' work but were only paid a total of $814. The pair said that, beyond providing consulting services, they wore kangaroo skins and carried spears to scare the contestants during one episode. The Telegraph observed that performers in Australia are guaranteed $586 per week or $140 a day.

Source: Studio Briefing