Where are the vendors?
Australians have an iTunes that is poorly populated with overseas content, no access to any digital downloads from Amazon and other IP-restricted stores, and the country is shuffled off into region 4 for DVDs. While most DVD players in Australia tend to be region-free, DVD-ROMs in computers and laptops are increasingly immune to region-breaking software.
The news content from Europe and North America is filled with spoilers and advertising for shows which have yet to air or will never air in Australia.
Australian content vendors are also lousy at publishing content in overseas markets where 5% of the population lives and works (that's over 1 million Aussies living/working overseas). The only way to legitimately get a lot of Australian music, TV and movie content is to pay an arm and and a leg for physical media to be shipped overseas.
With music stores closing down left, right and centre the range of available music is actually diminishing, and certainly if you want uncompressed music the options are extremely limited.