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australia+tax

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​Review recommends measures to reduce 'Australia Tax'

A government review into competition policy has suggested dropping parallel import restrictions and geoblocking limitations to give Australians access to cheaper prices.

By 23 September 2014

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Industry body defends 'Australia Tax', labels regulation anti-competitive

​The local industry body that represents Apple and Microsoft has defended the right of companies to set their own prices in Australia, warning that brands may "abandon" the Australian market if they can't charge what they wish.

By 17 June 2014

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Choice slams Australian pay TV pricing, Foxtel cries foul

Foxtel and Choice have locked horns over content pricing, with Choice arguing that consumers should not have to "pay a premium" for top shows as Foxtel accuses it of being "disingenuous".

By 9 September 2014

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The IT pricing inquiry one year on: Aussies still paying more

It's been 12 months since the parliamentary inquiry into the so-called 'Australia Tax' delivered its findings -- but has anything changed?

By 29 July 2014

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HP unveils Pavilion x360 convertible laptop-tablet hybrid

The HP Pavilion x360 converts between a laptop and a tablet thanks to the integration of a 360-degree hinge.

By 24 February 2014

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Want Angry Birds Star Wars on PS4 or Xbox One? Prepare to get gouged

Activision is charging AU$52.95 for Angry Birds Star Wars on the PlayStation 4 — and AU$69.95 on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

By 26 November 2013

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SimCity scores "unfair play" award after launch dramas

Consumer watchdog Choice has given EA Games a less-than-coveted Shonky Award over the high charges on its SimCity helpline.

By 29 October 2013

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iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c: specs, launch details and pricing plans

Here's our wrap of the news, reviews, pricing details and other coverage of Apple's brand new smartphones.

By 20 September 2013

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Sony PS4 vs. Xbox One: begun again, the consoles wars have

Used games, online play, borrowed titles and the dreaded Australia tax — it's on like Donkey Kong (or a non-Nintendo-exclusive equivalent).

By 11 June 2013

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Australia hits Apple with $28.5 million bill for back taxes

Apple is getting slapped with the bill after the country has taken aim at complex tax structures meant to shelter revenue from tax liability.

By 17 November 2012