That would have been a different story altogether and maybe one worth reading.
Sorry for the typos, posting on my phone.
I would support this if the government:
1. Pursued these companies for company tax, not just make them pass on GST from our pockets. 2. More funding to the ACCC to make these companies actually stick to Australian Consumer Laws (i.e. Sony PSN & Steam)
You are effectively saying every online business needs to also incorporate in Australia. Should they incorporate divisions in the 100+ other countries they operate in too? If the Australian government keeps up at that rate they are going, you'll start to find more online businesses just saying, "Fuck it. Australia is too hard / not worth it" and you can pay even more for even less. Meanwhile, I'll enjoy things like my fiber to the home internet in third world Phnom Penh where, unlike Australia, the government has left it to the market to work it out. Enjoy your NBN.
I took a fish head to the movies and I didn't have to pay. -- Fish Heads, Saturday Night Live, 1977.