Because we are located in Australia. But don't worry, your payment should be transferred to AUD automatically, should we fund, after the campaign. All pledges and add-ons should be made in the AUD amounts listed on the campaign page. You don't need to convert it yourself :) Thanks!
No, sorry - to keep all costs down, these game swill ship direct to you after production closes, from China.
We have sent games this size and value around the world before without any fees/taxes being due by the recipients, but of course we can't promise that will be the case.