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The world has changed dramatically, if not overnight, then in the space of a month, and our governments appear to lack the institutional capacity to operate in that new world.

It's hard to avoid that conclusion given the inability of Centrelink to cope with a predictable surge in joblessness and the astonishing failure of the MyGov website yesterday, falsely blamed on a denial of service attack by the relevant -- if that's the word -- minister Stuart Robert.

The denial of service was to citizens trying to use a site that the government has tried to shunt us all onto for years in order to access basic services.