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Australia questions Apple, Microsoft and Adobe over pricing

  • Tech giants Apple, Microsoft and Adobe have appeared before Australian parliament to look at pricing levels.

    Last July, the House of Representatives launched a probe to see if some goods cost more in Australia than in other parts of the world.

    Consumer bodies have often felt that Australians are overcharged.

    The firms have in the past given written submissions to the committee but have so far declined to appear in person.

    They are now scheduled to appear before the committee on March 22.

    According to some estimates, t some products in Australia cost as much as 60 percent higher than in the United States, despite the strength of the Australian dollar.

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