Amazon to import direct?

October 13, 2017

It’s possible Amazon will import products direct from overseas rather than operate through local distributors, according to Prashant Kamalapuram, director, International Tax, at Amazon. This emerged during Productivity Commission hearings exploring the virtues of the various models for GST collection … Continue reading


NSW pushes for 3-year gift vouchers

October 18, 2017

NSW is moving to impose mandatory 3-year expiry dates for gift cards, with the responsible Minister saying the plan would put up to $60 million a year back in the hands of NSW shoppers. There is no timeframe for the … Continue reading


Amazon Australia our newest tax dodger?

October 13, 2017

With Amazon expected to open its doors in Australia this year, questions are being asked about how this US giant with a reputation for tax avoidance in the UK and Europe will navigate the Australian taxation system. Global firms such … Continue reading


Fujifilm mired in legal spats

October 13, 2017

Fujifilm Holdings is having a particularly litigious run with senior Australian and New Zealand executives this year: Dave Marshall, the long-serving leader of the photographic division brought action against the company for unfair dismissal in the same week in September … Continue reading

Canon announces G1 X Mk III

October 13, 2017

UPDATE: Canon press release: Canon GX 1 MkIII – October 2016For about 12 months the various camera rumour blogs have been predicting that the next G1 series compact from Canon will have an APS-C sensor, but those jungle drums have … Continue reading



October 13, 2017

New Vic/Tas appointment for Brands Brands Australia, distributor of Polaroid instant imaging products and ID Station biometric passport photo systems, has announced the appointment of Michael Munoz to the position of sales business development manager, Victoria & Tasmania. He will … Continue reading


Academic warns against Facebook ‘photo albums’

October 11, 2017

Research from Edith Cowan University’s (ECU’s) Dr Donell Holloway and Professor Lelia Green explores how images previously found in the family photograph album are now likely to be located on the screens of phones and tablets, and how that jeopardises … Continue reading

Smartphone instant printer from toymaker

October 11, 2017

A new, sub-$100 smartphone instant printer from Japanese toymaker Tomy might prove to be a popular stocking-stuffer this Christmas as it connects the ubiquitous cameraphone to the instant photography trend. The Tomy Printoss, which attracted a lot of interest at … Continue reading

Samyang adds to Sony E-mount range

October 11, 2017

Korean lensmaker Samyang has announced the AF 35mm F1.4 FE the fourth in its range of autofocus lenses for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras, at a local RRP which should be a tad over $1000. Samyang has until recently manufactured modestly-priced manual … Continue reading


Sony to partner with top accessory maker

October 5, 2017

Fresh from its acquisition of the valuable Lowepro and Joby brands, Vitec has announced a strategic collaboration with camera manufacturing’s up-and-comer, Sony. The agreement will consolidate both companies positions ‘as the innovation leaders in their respective sectors’ according to the … Continue reading


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