The Australian budget website crashed

Scott Morrison announced the federal budget tonight with personal income tax cuts and the books balanced a year earlier in 2019-20.

The announcements seem to be popular – the government’s budget website appears to have crashed at around 8.15pm.

Anyone trying to log into the Australian budget website following Scott Morrison’s speech will be disappointed.

Morrison announced hundreds of millions of dollars in IT and cybersecurity upgrades across government departments this evening.

The site came back online several minutes later.

Over the last 18 months, major government departments, including the Australian Tax Office, have had to deal with a series of embarrassing website crashes, while the Australian Bureau of Statistics website crashed on Census night in 2016.

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