As per the Australia Partner blog:

Microsoft Action Pack Subscription Price Changes for Australia

On behalf of Microsoft I would like to thank everyone who has given us feedback over the past couple of years around the price of the Microsoft Action Pack for Australian Partners.  I am happy to share with you that as of today Microsoft Corporate have reduced the price of the Microsoft Action Pack to

  • Digital Distribution only - $396 Australian Dollars after tax
  • Physical Media and Digital Distribution - $660 Australian Dollars after tax

http://blogs.msdn.com/auspartners/archive/2009/08/24/microsoft-action-pack-subscription-price-changes-for-australia.aspx

I hope that this is well received news – it’s something that has been raised as an issue for years and we are pleased to have got the change approved to ensure pricing is more compatible with that shown for US partners.

Let me know what you think via this blog in comments or mail.