Do not buy your board in Australia mate, they are a total rip. even after shipping costs the stores here are usually $100-$200 dearer. Except sometimes for lib tech, they aren't always too steep.
Would you look at a proto ct?
Tell me about it - apparently there is a restriction to companies sending a number of board brands overseas, have had a look on a few US websites and they actually list they cannot ship these brands outside the country....ehhh Otherwise I'd love to buy from overseas.
Pretty set on the T.Rice now, but did check out the proto ct, had not heard of it before.