Apple’s iTunes music store sells songs to US consumers for US99c each. They are now charging Aussie consumers $AU1.67 to download exactly the same tracks. That’s AU44c extra per track for NO extra service. Basically, it’s Apple ripping off Australian consumers in a way they wouldn’t dare do to Americans.
The cheapest way to get music on your computer is still by downloading free mp3’s from independent artists. It’s also better for cultural diversity.