[plug] The Australian Business Registry
mdixon at anysize.com
Sat Mar 12 20:20:25 WST 2005
Rowan wrote: "Unfortunately, I've noticed this with other Government
Portals as well."
Yes, the WA State Revenue office does it too. I have sent them a
slightly more polite but equally critical series of posts that say much
the same thing that Kev sent the ABN folks. I received some
condescending responses. Sadly, the political masters just got back in
for 4 more years so don't bother trying to wake any of them up to
request a response - their narcolepsy is too deep.
Rowan Sutherland wrote:
>Unfortunately, I've noticed this with other Government Portals as well.
>It makes me very angry.
>I commend you for taking action.
>I have tried, unsuccessfully, to access your site to apply for an ABN.
>I'm sure it must fall dangerously close to a "restrictive trade
>practice" to REQUIRE all businesses in Australia to use substandard,
>buggy, virus and hacker-prone, insecure proprietary software to be able
>to apply on-line for an ABN. I use both Linux and OS/2 and I use a
>current Mozilla browser in both operating systems. Even if I did use
>the afforementioned spyware magnet, I'd use Mozilla! When is this
>extremely annoying bad programming practise planned to be rectified?
>Perhaps others might join the bandwagon with me and aggitate for change.
>kdownes at tpg.com.au ph 0404 7 0808 2
>Windows isn't the answer. Windows is the question. The answer is NO! I
>use, recommend and support OS/2 Warp and eComStation.
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