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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.
Greens Senator Scott Ludlam will lead a Senate Inquiry into the decline of Australia's game development industry.
A government review into competition policy has suggested dropping parallel import restrictions and geoblocking limitations to give Australians access to cheaper prices.
Choice and iiNet say the paper won't address the problem, Foxtel calls it a "positive step" -- the Government's anti-piracy discussion paper has already divided the industry.
Despite the recommendations of the IT pricing inquiry, Australia is supporting a proposal to prohibit the circumvention of "technological measures" such as geo-blocking.
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.
Australia always pays at least a little more for tech products. We break down the price difference between Australia and the US for the new iPads and Macs.