Now, dinner with Oz PM for 20,000 dollars

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Melbourne, July 17 (ANI): Australians wanting to secure an intimate sit-down dinner with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd have just hours left to bid for the privilege on eBay.

But they will need 20,000 dollars or so to be in the running. Rudd is being auctioned online to raise money for a charity as part of the press gallery's 10th annual Midwinter Ball tonight.

The event brings together Canberra's journalists and politicians. Last night the highest bid to break bread with Rudd stood at 15,600 dollars, News.com.au reports.

The winner and three friends can choose to hobnob with the PM at either the Lodge in Canberra or at Kirribilli House in Sydney.

Dinner for six with Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull looks like going much cheaper. The top offer stood at 7,200 dollars.

Dinner for six with Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard at one of Canberra's top nosheries is a little more expensive, with bidding sitting at 8,200 dollars.

Performers include impersonator Gerry Connolly, comedian Jean Kittson and musicians Grace Knight and Christine Anu.

Last year dinner with Mr Rudd fetched 20,600 dollars. Gillard attracted a winning bid of 15,300 dollars, while then opposition leader Brendan Nelson was sold off for 7,600 dollars. (ANI)

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