Matt Damon's rep denies report that he's moving his family to Australia to get away from the president

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Matt Damon's rep denies report that he's moving his family to Australia to get away from the president

Matt Damon's rep is denying reports that he's moving his family to Australia to get away from Donald Trump.

Page Six reported on Thursday that the actor has purchased a property in Byron Bay, New South Wales and has spread word of his imminent move to his close friends.

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"Matt's been telling friends and colleagues in Hollywood that he's moving the family to Australia," a source told the outlet, adding that the move is because of his fundamental disagreement with President Trump's policies.

"Matt's saying the move will not impact his work -- as he will travel to wherever his projects are shooting," the source explained. "He's also telling friends he wants to have a safe place to raise his kids."

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Damon's rep Jennifer Allen denied the report in an e-mail statement to the Boston Globe.

"Matt has visited Australia several times recently," she said. "But he has not bought a house there nor is he moving there."

The Oscar-winning screenwriter has four children with wife Luciana Barroso: Isabella, 11, Gia, 9, and Stella, 7, as well as daughter Alexia Barroso, 18, whose biological father is Luciana's ex-husband.

Sydney's Sunday Telegraph had claimed that Damon's "newly-purchased" land in Australia is directly next door to fellow "Thor: Ragnarok" actor Chris Hemsworth.

Damon has no announced projects in the works, other than producing an adaptation of "Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Prosecution," which still star pal Ben Affleck, and his cameo in the upcoming all-female "Ocean's 11" spinoff film, "Ocean's 8."

Damon and Affleck made headlines earlier in the week when it was announced that they would support inclusion riders in all future deals.

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