No easy fix to IT price gouging

The IT price inquiry highlights structural weakness in our economy where we have become a price taker both in the domestic consumer sector and bulk export industries.

Earlier this week, ABC Radio 702 asked me to comment on Adobe, Apple and Microsoft being summonsed to appear before the Federal Parliament’s IT Pricing enquiry.

As has been widely reported, the committee has asked the software giants to explain why there are such price differentials between Australian and overseas prices.

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