As the most recent Australian Taxation Office website outage enters its third day, Australians are beginning to wonder why the Turnbull Government seems incapable of that most basic of 21st century technological functions - keeping government websites online.
After last December’s three-day outage, the Turnbull Government assured Australians that it had fixed the problem. Then the website was taken offline three more times - for “maintenance”. And now, just eight weeks later, the website is down again.
Australia's personal and business taxpayers are too busy dealing with the tough economic conditions that the Turnbull Government has presided over.
With inequality at a 75-year high, wage growth at a 30-year low, housing affordability at a 60-year low, and living standards still below where they were in 2013, the very last thing Australians need when complying with tax law is a government that wastes their time.
Tony Abbott may have confessed that he wasn't a tech-head. But at least he managed to keep the tax office website online.
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SATURDAY, 4 FEBRUARY 2017