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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VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: Matt Damon and Luciana Damon walks the red carpet ahead of the 'Suburbicon' screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: Matt Damon and Luciana Damon walk the red carpet ahead of the 'Suburbicon' screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Luciana Damon and Matt Damon walk the red carpet ahead of the 'Downsizing' screening and Opening Ceremony during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on August 30, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Matt Damon and Luciana Damon at 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Gar�ns:Art of the In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: Actor Matt Damon and wife Luciana Damon arrive for the Premiere Of Disney's 'Beauty And The Beast' held at El Capitan Theatre on March 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Luciana Damon and Matt Damon arrive for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Luciana Damon (L) and actor Matt Damon arrive at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Luciana Damon and Matt Damon during the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards at the Santa Monica Pier on February 25, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Luciana Damon and actor Matt Damon during the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards at the Santa Monica Pier on February 25, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Actor Matt Damon (R) and wife Luciana Damon attend the premiere of 'The Great Wall' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on February 15, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Matt Damon and Luciana Damon attend MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Tom Petty at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 09: Luciana Bozan Barroso, Matt Damon arrives at the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Live By Night' at TCL Chinese Theatre on January 9, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Luciana Damon, Matt Damon arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: (L-R) Luciana Damon, actor Matt Damon, actress Sienna Miller, and actor Ben Affleck attend Amazon Studios Golden Globes Celebration at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Amazon)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Producer Matt Damon and wife Luciana Damon attend the premiere of 'Manchester by the Sea' at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 18: Luciana Damon (L) and actor Matt Damon attend the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Jason Bourne' at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on July 18, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 12: Actor Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Damon Damon attend the 'Jason Bourne' Paris Premiere at Cinema Pathe Beaugrenelle on July 12, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 11: Matt Damon & Luciana Damon, Jason Bourne at the European premiere of 'Jason Bourne' at Odeon Leicester Square on July 11, 2016 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Brett Cove / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Brett Cove / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
Matt Damon and Luciana Damon arrive to the Vanity Fair Party following the 88th Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills Sunday evening, February 28, 2016. (Photo by Axel Koester/Corbis via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Luciana Damon (L) and actor Matt Damon arrive at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
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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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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 16: Water.org co-founder Matt Damon speaks onstage at the Stella Artois & Water.org Pre-Super Bowl Party on January 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 16: Matt Damon is seen on the streets of Manhattan on January 16, 2018 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 16: Actor Matt Damon (L) and wife Luciana Damon attend the '12 Strong' World Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 16: Matt Damon and Luciana Damon on January 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: (L-R) Matt Damon, Taika Waititi, Amazon Founder/CEO Jeff Bezos, Chris Hemsworth, , and MacKenzie Bezos attend Amazon Studios' Golden Globes Celebration at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Actor Matt Damon attends the 'Downsizing' New York screening at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on December 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Actors Neil Patrick Harris (L) and Matt Damon attend the New York screening of 'Downsizing' at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on December 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actor Matt Damon and wife Luciana Damon arrive at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Suburbicon' at Regency Village Theatre on October 22, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actor Matt Damon arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Suburbicon' at the Village Theatre on October 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso arrive at the premiere of Disney and Marvel's 'Thor: Ragnarok' at the El Capitan Theatre on October 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Matt Damon, Hong Chau and Christoph Waltz attend 'Downsizing' photo call during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Tiff Lightbox on September 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Walter McBride/FilmMagic)
Matt Damon speaks as Julianne Moore looks on during a photo call for 'The Current War' at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, September 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff Robins (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: Matt Damon and Luciana Damon walk the red carpet ahead of the 'Suburbicon' screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: Matt Damon, George Clooney and Julianne Moore attend the 'Suburbicon' photocall during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy. PHOTOGRAPH BY P. Lehman / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read P. Lehman / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
US actor Matt Damon attends the photocall of the movie 'Suburbicon' presented out of competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 01: Matt Damon at the 'Suburbicon' Press Conference at the Excelsior Hotel on September 1, 2017 at the Venice Film Festival. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
US actor Matt Damon arrives at the Excelsior Hotel during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso arrive at the 'Downsizing' premiere and Opening of the 74th Venice Film Festival at the Palazzo del Cinema on August 30, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Kurt Krieger/Corbis via Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Kristen Wiig and Matt Damon at the 'Downsizing' Press Conference at the Excelsior Hotel on August 30, 2017 at the Venice Film Festival. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Matt Damon is seen arriving at Hotel Excelsior during the 74. Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images,)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Matt Damon attends the official Press Conference and photo call for 'Downsizing' during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Casino on August 30, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta A. Villa/Getty Images Paramount Pictures)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: (L-R) Mark Johnson, Kristen Wiig, Matt Damon, Hong Chau, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor attend the 'Downsizing' photocall during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Casino on August 30, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 6: Brock Holt #12 of the Boston Red Sox poses for a photograph with actor Matt Damon before a game against the Chicago White Sox on August 6, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Matt Damon and Luciana Damon at 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Gar�ns:Art of the In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Actor Matt Damon (L) and Luciana Damon enter the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
US actor and activist Matt Damon participates in a conversation with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim at the IMF/WB Spring meetings in Washington, DC, on April 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 28: (L-R) Matt Damon and George Clooney speak at Paramount Pictures' presentation highlighting its 2017 summer and beyond during CinemaCon at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on March 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
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