HM asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 11 months ago

What does "nudge" and "jargon" mean in the following sentence?

PETER RYAN: The ATO is about to begin a 'nudge' campaign. So is that ATO jargon that could end up in not just a reminder but audits and fines?

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https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/am/tax-offic...

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  • Bill B
    Lv 6
    11 months ago

    Nudge means to prod gently. The ATO is beginning a campaign to get people to pay their taxes. Not by threats and fines but just reminding them their taxes are due.

    Jargon is words or expressions that are used by a particular profession & understood mainly by that group and the outside.

    The author is suggesting that while the ATO says they are gently reminding people to pay their taxes, they might be planning to audit and fine those who do not comply. 

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