Sam, you could buy the overseas version (Region 1 USA) & have your DVD player 'de-zoned' ...if it's not already, alot of DVD players are not zoned, so you may not have a USA uncompatability problem. This is of course making the assumption that the Aussie version is NOT two sided (widescreen 1 side & 4:3 the other side).
Carolyn, I'm not too sure we are ALWAYS short changed here, a few years back when Platinum A Life In Music box set came out, I was one of the first few people to own it, a cd shop in the city opened at midnight to sell the box set, which was 10 & a half hours before it could be bought in UK & 15 hours before it could be bought in the US. Also luckily thanks to the internet/mail order we can order from overseas if a local company doesn't do the right thing by us (yes I agree we should support locally...but we are talking about Elvis product & when do we want it ? ....last week