Apple opened an Australian branch of it's iTunes Music Store
on Monday but, like in Japan, they couldn't get Sony BMG to participate. The price of songs is set at AU$1.69 (US$1.28), 29 US cents above the asking price of songs at the U.S. iTMStore. That's about a 29% premium... I guess that makes sense, considering the additional cost Apple incurs having to ship all those 1's and 0's down-under (joke).