Crocodile dundeegrounded by tax

Actor Paul Hogan, star of the Crocodile Dundee movie trilogy, has been barred from leaving Australia until he pays a disputed tax bill.

Lawyer Andrew Robinson said the 70-year-old actor, who lives in Los Angeles, arrived in Sydney last week to attend the funeral of his mother Florence Hogan.

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He was served with an Australian Taxation Office order which prevents him from leaving Australia until he settles a multi-million dollar tax bill.

His Crocodile Dundee co-star Linda Kozlowski, and their 12-year-old son Chance, remain in Los Angeles.