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Finance grads do the numbers. The Department of Finance graduate recruitment video that became the laughing stock of Canberra cost just $4000, a document released to a Senate committee shows. The YouTube video, which featured awkward acting from Finance graduates and senior public servants, is probably best known for giving us the knowledge of the existence of Paleo pear and banana bread. Reporting at the time, including in Crikey, mentioned that the contract for the advertising campaign was worth $40,000. An answer to Senate estimates released last week reveals the video itself was just $4000. For the amount of laughs that were had at the video, that seems like a bargain.