Centrelink’s not so secure web site. About 1 in 3 Australians have a Centrelink file so this information, (like all of my welfare justice postings) is relevant to millions of people who currently live in blissful ignorance.
I hot-footed down to my local Centrelink office a couple of weeks ago with the screen dump picture below. It is anything but funny when this sort of computer glitch happens because we have a right to expect that the people who run our nation’s on-line security systems are supposed to protect us from potential violations of our privacy.
My effort to download and print my pension ‘group certificate’, now called a “Statement of Payments” went unexpectedly astray to say the least!. When I clicked on the download icon for the statement, nothing happened, except that all of a sudden, the web site’s supposedly secure code suddenly started to pop up at the bottom of my computer screen.
The really sick joke is that I am waiting for the Australian Tax Office on-line experts to phone me back and explain why Internet Explorer 10, Firefox and Google Chrome lock up on page 1 of the new myTax on-line tax file service! The website will accept my name and bank account details but will not accept the information needed to file my FY 20013-14 tax return.
Why am I so surprised that the new system may have bugs? If bugs are good enough for Microsoft, then surely the tax office can have some bugs as well?
Ron Medlicott – A Christian advocate for justice in Australia.
Note: The short link URL for this web page to share with all of our friends is: http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-kQ
How secure is your bank account or tax file, etcetera, given that the my.Gov.au website, the Australian Tax Office records of your bank account details are linked to this website? With luck, no-one will hack your bank account! However, if your account is suddenly wiped out next week, you might want to think about this secure site boo-boo. This is “only” the 2nd time in 14 years that I have bloopered my way into the welfare system, but that is twice too often.