Re: why should the coumtry in which the item is sold enjoy the biggest tax 'take'?
Because that money came from an Australian tax payer.
The problem is that Apple Australia buys the iGadgets from Apple Ireland and resells them at virtually no profit while Apple Ireland makes huge profits off the sale to Apple Australia. Apple Ireland buys the iGadgets from Apple China at virtually cost. At the end of the day virtually all the profits are being made in the area with the lowest tax and the item being sold has never been in the area that is profiting.
I should point out that "Home" isn't America or anywhere the corporate headquarters are. "Home" is the country with the lowest tax and best tax dodges they can find. "Home" will also move should a better tax dodge be found.