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CHOICE Study Highlights The Extent Of The Australia Tech Tax

It’s not news that Australians often get rorted with inexplicably high prices for technology products. The government inquiry into those price differences has just finished accepting submissions, and consumer watchdog CHOICE has published its submission, which highlights how extreme the differences are.
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