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Government Services Minister says go online & don’t turn up to Centrelink…

The federal government says the “myGov” website has been attacked… leading to a “denial of service” for thousands of users.

Authorities are dealing with the issue — as people log-on to the system to lodge unemployment benefit claims.

The website has had its capacity increased 10-fold in anticipation of extra traffic as a result of the coronavirus lockdowns.

Government Services Minister Stuart Robert says the delays are temporary — and people should still try and lodge their claims online.

“If you intend to claim for a jobseeker payment there is no need to line up on Centrelink now or to jump on the phone,” he said.

“From tomorrow, on MyGov you’ll be able to lodge your intent to claim from today.”

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