72% liquor outlets failed to ask proof of age “absolute disgrace” says WA police chief

The social responsibility code requires ID checks if a person looks under 25 and asks to buy alcohol. So the Western Australian police sent cadets to test compliance. The results? WA police chief says “…the conduct of the outlets can only be described as an absolute disgrace.” The supposed commitment of outlets to this code “turns out to be a joke.”

“Not one cadet was challenged on entry and none was stopped from browsing the store. In 72 cases (72%) the cadets were able to make a purchase without having to produce ID. This is in direct contravention of the industry‚Äôs social responsibility code and provides strong evidence that they are incapable of self regulation.”

(Western Australia Police, 31 July 2013, Liquor compliance)

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