1. Father who filmed his five-year-old son doing burnouts in his car under investigation.
The QLD dad who filmed a viral video of his five-year-old son performing burnouts behind the wheel of a car is now being investigated by child protection services.
The Courier Mail reports that Alex Dobson’s video of his son Riley doing burnouts has been viewed more than 2 million times.
But now Queensland Police and child protection officers have seized the family car and are investigating.
He posted the video writing, “When your five-year-old says… Dad, can I do a burnout? Sure son, no worries.
“Remember a car addiction stops a drug addiction. Private driveway.”
The five-year-old is behind the wheel of the sedan, as he puts it into gear and revs the engine.
“All Riley, all by himself. Hell yeah buddy, that’s my boy,” Mr Dobson says.
But many who viewed the burnout video said he was irresponsible.
Police were informed and they have said they are investigating if they can lay charges as the incident took place on private property.
2. Melbourne woman listed as biological mother of child that wasn’t hers in IVF mix-up.
A woman who has been accidentally listed as the biological mother of a one-year-old boy says the bureaucratic mistake could destroy families.
Debbie Haigh received a letter last week from the Registry of Births saying she was listed as the woman receiving IVF treatment on the registration of birth database. The Herald Sun reports her partner listed is a woman she does not know.
The letter told her that the boy, now aged one would be told his birth resulted from a donor treatment procedure if he ever sought to find out his biological parentage.
The actual biological mother and Ms Haigh used fertility treatment at Melbourne IVF and gave birth at the Epworth Freemasons Hospital but they have never met and gave birth two years apart.
“An investigation has to happen,” Ms Haigh said.
“Information like this, especially when it comes out 18 years later, can destroy families, it can destroy relationships.”
Victoria’s Department of Justice and Regulation said the incident was a result of human error in matching certificates at Births, Deaths and Marriages.
“While we have a number of processes in place to reduce the risk of mistakes, unfortunately sometimes errors do occur,” department spokeswoman Sheree Argento said.
3. Thousands of Vodafone users left without coverage after outage.
A nationwide outage of Vodafone has left thousands of customers without access to data, texts and calls.
A Vodafone spokeswoman told News Limited customers were affected from about 6.30pm, with mobile services progressively restored from 10.45pm to 1.35am.
“At around 6.30pm yesterday, we experienced an issue which impacted part of our network, resulting in intermittent disruption to voice, text and data services,” the spokeswoman said.