A government review into competition policy has suggested dropping parallel import restrictions and geoblocking limitations to give Australians access to cheaper prices.
Come 2015, Ireland plans to start doing away with the "Double Irish" tax structure, which has allowed companies like Apple, Google and Facebook to shelter billion of dollars in profits from taxes.
The factory, which was not included in Microsoft's acquisition deal due to ongoing tax issues with the Indian government, is the last production facility in operation at Nokia.
European Union officials contend that a Luxembourg ruling from 2003 could represent an improper tax shelter and thus require Amazon to pay back taxes.
Major corporations such as Apple and Google could soon have their accounts put under the microscope as the Senate targets multinational companies for tax avoidance.
The European Commission's competition regulator says something looks fishy in "selective" treatment of Apple by Irish authorities, and he wants answers.
European investigators are set to accuse Apple of receiving "illegal state aid" in Ireland for more than 20 years.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan still has it in for the site, after it was used to spread information critical of him and after a Turkish court ruling led to a ban being lifted.
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.
As the end of the financial year looms, the ATO has warned that Australians who claim computers, smartphones and electronics as work expenses will face close scrutiny when they file their tax returns.