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.
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.
MORE FROM OUR FEDERAL BUDGET 2018 COVERAGE:
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- How the budget is going to tackle Australia’s $50 billion black economy
- Where the revenue comes from and how taxpayer money is spent
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- The key economic forecasts in the 2018 federal budget
- Here’s the full federal budget speech by Scott Morrison MP
- Restoring coral and fighting crown of thorns starfish at the Great Barrier Reef
- Australians are finally getting Consumer Data Rights
- Australia has a $225 million plan to make GPS more accurate
- Standard and Poor’s still has a negative outlook on Australia’s AAA credit rating
- INFOGRAPHIC: The major initiatives in the 2018-19 federal budget
- Here are some of the key tech and science projects getting funding in the federal budget
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