LIVING IN THEIR OWN CLOUD
They should have ALWAYS been charging GST.
If you're an Adobe subscriber and you're pissed off, you should be far more pissed off by Adobe's actions than the government (for not closing this earlier).
FFS Adobe and their ilk spend considerable effort justifying high local costs due to localisation expenses (offices, staff, language(haha) tax etc) yet when it comes to paying those local costs, they're suddenly NOT located in Australia......which is it Adobe, non-australian when it costs you, Australian when it benefits you?
If you're selling a product to an Australian, in Australian dollars on a website with a .au suffix and with a local logistical office, then sorry but the transaction should incur GST.
If these companies don't want to charge/collect/pass on GST (as every company in Australia is expected to do) then the answer is simple........
........let us buy your products from your home country at much cheaper prices...globalisation (hooray!)
Nah that would lower Adobe profits, best to just do what we should have been doing in the first place and blame it on the nasty ol' government when people complain.