- 'We need to get tough on truckies'
- Hinch freed from jail sans beard
- Woman nearly dies after lack of labelling
- Melbourne's rail horror
- Beach rules are a dog's breakfast
- East West protestors vow to continue fight
- Setting the record Strait
- Tyler Fishlock gets the 'all clear'
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- ivan tipp on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Truckie bashing is GREAT for a few points Neil. But remember the driver of that small truck was a ratbag. more
- poppitt on Hinch freed from jail sans beard 50 days for $100,000.00 wow why would anyone pay fines. more
- jgl Melb on Hinch freed from jail sans beard A garden variety prison release,or the second coming of Christ? more
- Gloria on Hinch freed from jail sans beard Derryn, please, please, please grow your beard back. more
- PH on Hinch freed from jail sans beard My first though looking at that photo was Darren James in 30 years time. more
- Pat Heuvel on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Definitely not the right thing to do. You want to crack down on someone? crack down on the ones that use their phones while ... more
- darrin on Hinch freed from jail sans beard Derryn your lucky i know people have had to spend 1 day per $100 but i guess like most people with some fame to there name ... more
- Sarah on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Truck drivers are constantly speeding on the roads I travel. I have watched a truck in front of me lose control and jack ... more
- joe on 'We need to get tough on truckies' I think a good idea for the point system on your licence is that the first 4 points are normal fines. Then next 4 points are ... more
- Russell Watts on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Neil, it should not matter if you are a truck driver or not, if you lose 12 points then you lose your licence. But the laws ... more
- Andrew on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Hi Neil. Why not extend fines to trucking companies as well as drivers? Truck company gets the same fine as the driver? Or a ... more
- poppitt on 'We need to get tough on truckies' They are supposed to be professional drivers, they are supposed to know the law. I think most truck drivers are fantastic ... more
- poppitt on Woman nearly dies after lack of ... Everything packaged or not should be labelled. It is not enough for the customer to ask, my son has gluten intolernace, asks ... more
- Wendy on Woman nearly dies after lack of ... How ridiculous not having to label fresh salad ingredients by law! It's still got ingredients and someone is still going to ... more
- Hazel Finney on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Bass Coast Council brought this ban through without proper consultation from the public. more
- Olga on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast We pay to camp on the foreshore on the peninsula where dogs can roam all day. They pee on our towels our kids are scared. ... more
- Aria Judilla on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Forget the beaches, we can't even take our kids to the park anymore because of the dogs that run up to them and paw them and ... more
- col on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast NO CONFIDENCE in the Bass Coast council more
- col on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Dogs on a lead at all times along Inverloch beach. Fine then $500 Bass Coast. We got a new Council full of spin and lies and ... more
- ian on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Have you ever sat near or on dog POO. more
Major alcohol retailer's online underage customer loophole
The Neil Mitchell program has become aware of a safeguard lacking on a major alcohol retailer’s online store, making liquor potentially available to minors.
Program producer Sam Drummond purchased a bottle of spirits on Dan Murphy’s website during ‘Click Frenzy’ when he became aware of the ease of accessibility of the retailer’s products to those who are underage.
"I've gone through to the checkout, I've entered my address, I've entered my visa debit card details and then all I had to do after then was click a little box which said I acknowledge I'm over 18 and put my birth date," he said.
The age verification system used on Dan Murphy's website.
"It is on its way to my home and I'm assured it will be put outside the back of my house because I won't be home at the time they deliver the goods."
Sam Drummond said he did not have to be at home to sign for the bottle when it was delivered, and that the option of his order being left with a neighbour was also available to him.
Delivery options available to customers on Dan Murphy's website.
Sam Drummond said while those who are under 18 are not able to take out their own credit card, debit cards offered by the major credit card companies which can be used for online shopping were available to minors.
Geoff Munro, Policy Director at the Australian Drug Foundation, said Dan Murphy’s home-delivery procedures could cost them their liquor licence.
"I think Sam's story is very disturbing because when online ordering was introduced some years ago, we spoke to the director of liquor licensing who assured us that alcohol ordered online would never be left unattended at the house and would never be delivered to underage people," he said.
"Clearly there's a loophole here where young people can have alcohol delivered to their home.
"Alcohol should not be left unattended when people order it. It should be always delivered to an adult and their age should be verified."
Mr Munro said his main concern was with the Woolworths-owned alcohol retailer was the delivery aspect, with age verification required once the product had made its way to the purchaser.
Sam Drummond said he also found an online cigarette retailer which enabled him to buy four cartons of cigarettes. The site simply asked for the purchaser’s birth date to be entered.
LISTEN: Producer Sam Drummond and Australian Drug Foundation Policy Director, Geoff Munro, speak with Neil Mitchell:
I can buy as much alcohol as i like on scoopon, and i could 5 or 15 or 25 years of age they wouldn't have a clue..How safe is that !!!Alex Tuesday 22 January, 2013 - 11:41 AM
i shop online with Woolworths. i have to be here, or someone over 18, with ID if needed to accept alcohol deliveries from them. same with tobacco products.dingo Thursday 22 November, 2012 - 11:39 AM