Earlier this month we told you how Google hadn't yet set up a mechanism to pay Australian Android developers even though payments can be made in Australian currency. Fortunately, Google seems to have finally gotten its act together.
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Reader Brian Hislop, who alerted us to the original issue, contacted us to say Google is now adding local bank details to developer accounts:
I logged in to my Google checkout account today and was prompted to enter my bank account details. I still need to go through the bank account verification process (similar to PayPal), where they make a tiny deposit in your account and you need to verify it, but it's looking like Google has resolved the issue and Aussie developers can get paid!
A welcome improvement, though the clear lesson for Google is to have these kinds of features in place before it rolls out new developer options in the future. Thanks again Brian!