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House Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications

Inquiry into IT Pricing

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Terms of Reference

The full terms of reference are contained in correspondence received on 21 May 2012 from Senator Conroy.

The Committee will inquire into and report on:

(a) Whether a difference in prices exists between IT hardware and software products, including computer games and consoles, e-books and music and videos sold in Australia over the internet or in retail outlets as compared to markets in the US, UK and economies in the Asia-Pacific

(b) Establish what those differences are

(c) Determine why those differences exist

(d) Establish what the impacts of these differences might be on Australian businesses, governments and households

(e) Determine what actions might be taken to help address any differences that operate to the disadvantage to Australian consumers

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