1. New mum furious after she was booted from a venue with her “underage baby”.
— 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) March 6, 2017
A Melbourne mother has spoken out after she was asked to leave a popular bowling alley with her infant baby because her child was ‘underage’, 7 News reports.
Marion Falla was catching up with friends at a local bowling venue thinking the family-friendly spot would be a better place than a pub to take her three-month-old daughter.
But the group of friends was evicted under liquor licensing laws when the bowling alley started serving alcohol at 8pm, half an hour after they had arrived.
“The reason for the law being in existence is to prevent minors from purchasing alcohol,” Marion told 7 News.
“Clearly there’s no chance a three-month-old would be drinking anything other than milk.”
While Marion has decided against lodging a formal complaint, women’s advocates say the venue’s policy clearly isolates families and women.
“It’s hard to get out with a baby and we need women out and about with their friends,” Australian Breastfeeding Association spokesperson Rebecca Naylor said.
The bowling alley has since refunded the group’s game and invited them back to bowl free of charge.
2. Children left ‘vomiting blood’ after being served contaminated drink at a restaurant.
— Telegraph News (@TelegraphNews) March 6, 2017