"I can't condone anything in regard to selling to children, but having said that, it is difficult to tell if some people are under 18. In this instance it's a bit nebulous. The rule is too difficult to police, and because judging a person's age is so objective, I think the one strike rule is too harsh."
Six Wines Eight
"It's not something we've
ever had much of an issue with because we're pretty bloody strict on it. I think in terms of a moral issue, selling alcohol to children does need addressing, but the one strike rule does seem a little strong. If a retailer is regularly flouting the law then action needs to be taken, but it seems a little harsh."
"No, it's a little draconian if you ask me. I don't think that having a rule like that is going to stop under-18s buying alcohol or binge-drinking . I can't quite see what it's achieving."
Rankine Fine Wines
"It's pretty severe. I think shops should get one warning and an on-the-spot fine, and the second time they offend they should have their licence revoked. But the first time is a little draconian. The government polices it well enough as it is. This rule doesn't seem thought out at all."