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It's been 12 months since the parliamentary inquiry into the so-called 'Australia Tax' delivered its findings -- but has anything changed?
The IT pricing inquiry has found that "the price differences for IT products cannot be explained by the cost of doing business in Australia" and recommends the removal of geo-blocking restrictions.
The first public IT pricing inquiry hearing was held yesterday in Sydney.
If you have some time to spare today, head over to the House of Representatives website and make a submission to the inquiry into IT pricing.
Despite the recommendations of the IT pricing inquiry, Australia is supporting a proposal to prohibit the circumvention of "technological measures" such as geo-blocking.
Apple, Adobe and Microsoft have finally been held accountable for their reticence in the IT pricing inquiry, with the three companies summonsed to explain their pricing before a public hearing.
A plan to subpoena recalcitrant global IT companies in the parliamentary IT pricing inquiry seems to have slowed right down.
The Australian Government has volume-sourcing deals with Microsoft and other providers, meaning that it pays less than 50 per cent of the cost with which Australian consumers are slugged, the IT pricing inquiry has heard.