The House Committee on Infrastructure and Communications has summoned technology companies Apple, Microsoft and Adobe to appear before the committee as part of its inquiry into IT Pricing.
The enquiry follows its deeper involvement in the impact of prices charged to Australian consumers for IT products.
According to a statement by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications, the committee has been examining claims made by organisations such as CHOICE, and the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).
These organisations have been alluding that Australian consumers are paying much higher prices for hardware and software than people in other countries.
The summon has been issued for a public hearing in Canberra on March 22.
Adobe, Microsoft, Apple and ACCAN could not immediately reached for comment.