Welfare is a waste of time

This is a waste of time. Please Hold tracks it.

What’s planned?

A few things:

  • Data export. For now you can copy-paste the report out, but I’d love to export to a spreadsheet or a formatted report.
  • More statistics. It’d be nice to see whether I’m getting more efficient at filling in forms.
  • More activities tracked. Please Hold is mostly based on my experience as a student and jobseeker. If you feel like the app doesn’t capture your experience well, I’d love to hear about it. Comment, drop me a tweet or email me.
  • Better accessibility. I’ve tried to stick to HTML5 semantics and it should work well enough with a keyboard, but I’ve little experience with screen reader standards like ARIA, and I want to change that. If the app could be better for you, please let me know!

So why d’you hate Centrelink so much?

Hate is a strong word! I’m frustrated with an inflexible system that often feels designed to punish people. Centrelink staff, on the other hand, are unfailingly helpful and sympathetic, even when they have to deal with my stroppy arse after I’ve been on hold or waiting for an hour. Thanks for doing everything you can to support us. ❤

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James Goldie

James Goldie

Making things for fun and for social good ❤