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New Zealand’s trans-Tasman bubble farce: 25 Kiwis jumped WA’s border closure, flew Sydney to Perth 

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Western Australia has slammed the Federal Government’s management of the trans-Tasman bubble after it emerged 25 New Zealanders flew to Perth despite hard border closures. 

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan revealed on Sunday that the 25 newly-arrived Kiwis, including a child, had flown into Perth overnight.

Western Australia is not part of the travel bubble arrangement and has tough border restrictions in place, with very few exemptions. 

Mr McGowan said the situation was ‘not ideal’. 

‘We would prefer better management of these arrangements,’ he said.

Mr McGowan called on the Federal Government to provide information about those catching flights across state borders, such as by requiring passenger manifests for incoming flights.

New Zealand passengers arrive at Sydney Airport on Friday when the travel bubble opened

New Zealand passengers arrive at Sydney Airport on Friday when the travel bubble opened

New Zealand passengers arrive at Sydney Airport on Friday when the travel bubble opened

Western Australia is outside the bubble. WA Premier Mark McGowan (pictured) said better management was needed after 25 New Zealanders flouted border restrictions to fly to Perth

Western Australia is outside the bubble. WA Premier Mark McGowan (pictured) said better management was needed after 25 New Zealanders flouted border restrictions to fly to Perth

Western Australia is outside the bubble. WA Premier Mark McGowan (pictured) said better management was needed after 25 New Zealanders flouted border restrictions to fly to Perth

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Pictured: NZ travellers arrive in Sydney on Friday under the travel bubble. Seventeen passengers flouted border restrictions to fly from Sydney to Melbourne shortly after

‘Those manifests would now be far more helpful in monitoring and controlling people who might come in who may well be from overseas or may well be COVID-positive,’ he told ABC News.

The Western Australian Government is considering sending the New Zealand travellers back, and is examining their personal circumstances.

Quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Australia is limited to New South Wales and the Northern Territory. 

However, since the travel bubble opened on Friday, New Zealanders have taken connecting flights to states outside the bubble.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said on Sunday that 55 travellers from New Zealand slipped past authorities at Sydney and flew into Victoria – even though the state never agreed to join the trans-Tasman bubble.

Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) later updated this figure to 52, saying three of the travellers had not crossed the border and remain in New South Wales.  

The embattled Victorian premier said earlier on Sunday that just 23 of those people have been found since he learned of the debacle. 

On Friday, New South Wales opened its borders to travellers from New Zealand without the need to quarantine.

But by Saturday authorities informed Victoria that 17 people caught a connecting flight into Melbourne, where borders are not shut to domestic travellers despite the state grappling with a second wave of COVID-19. 

The number of travellers has since inflated to at least 52, of which 21 flew in on Friday and Saturday while the rest came by other modes of transport, the DHHS said in a Sunday evening update.

One has since returned to New South Wales, the DHHS said.

How New Zealanders were able to slip into Victoria 

Victoria is the only state in Australia that hasn’t introduced any domestic border closures for the duration of the pandemic.

While other states have banned Victorians from arriving and encouraged residents not to travel to the embattled state, domestic travellers have been able to fly into Melbourne. 

When New South Wales and the Northern Territory negotiated the first stages of the trans-Tasman bubble, it was agreed that anybody from New Zealand would be able to travel to those two regions without having to quarantine for two weeks on arrival.

On Friday, the first three flights arrived at Sydney airport.

But by Saturday, Premier Daniel Andrews learned that 17 international travellers had then boarded a connecting flight onto Melbourne.

By Sunday, he was told that number was actually closer to 55 and his team of contact tracers had found 23 of the passengers at 16 addresses in Victoria.

But he has also spoken to another passenger, who he was told boarded the flight to Melbourne, who swore she was actually in Byron Bay, prompting concerns that the information he received wasn’t necessarily accurate.

Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services said three of the 55 travellers had remained in NSW and not crossed the border, while one had returned. 

A total of 21 flew in on Friday and Saturday while the rest came by ‘other modes of transport’, the Department said in a Sunday evening update. 

Mr Andrews earlier made it clear that he does not think the passengers legally did anything wrong, but said he was not informed that Victoria would be put in a position where they would receive international travellers.

He said on Sunday that he hopes to discuss the matter further and create an easier avenue for connecting with New Zealand nationals who are planning on travelling into Victoria. 

‘I’ve got no power to stop them coming here. They will come… I think we can be confident that we will be having a chat with them and they will be welcomed,’ he said on Sunday.

‘It is just a matter of we have to go through a process and have visibility of who is coming. I don’t think that’s too much for us to ask.’ 

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Mr Andrews said his concern is not necessarily that these people will bring coronavirus into Victoria, but that the government wasn’t made aware of their arrival.

‘No one is alleging that the virus is high in New Zealand,’ he said on Sunday.

‘It’s not. What was concerning that a bunch of people turned up, we didn’t know about it. Turned from 17 to 20 to 23 now to 50 something.’

Mr Andrews said he has no plans to close his state, but took aim at the federal government over its ‘gold standard’ trans-Tasman bubble.

Three flights arrived in Sydney on Friday from New Zealand as part of the Trans Tasman travel bubble arranged between Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Three flights arrived in Sydney on Friday from New Zealand as part of the Trans Tasman travel bubble arranged between Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

But Kiwis returning home still need to do their 14-day mandatory isolation in secure hotels at a cost of $2,050 (Pictured: NZ PM Jacinda Ardern)

But Kiwis returning home still need to do their 14-day mandatory isolation in secure hotels at a cost of $2,050 (Pictured: NZ PM Jacinda Ardern)

Three flights arrived in Sydney on Friday from New Zealand as part of the Trans-Tasman travel bubble arranged between Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured left) and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured right)

‘We got given a list 12 hours after they arrived, that’s gold standard apparently. We’re having to find these people,’ he said.

In one instance, Mr Andrews said the government’s tracing proved wrong, and that a passenger who he was told had flown to Melbourne was actually in Byron Bay.

‘My advice to Minister Tudge is instead of stubbornly defending this, work with us and let’s make sure Victoria’s not part of a bubble that we never agreed to be in.’

Mr Andrews insisted he wasn’t looking to ‘quarrel’ with any federal ministers on the matter, and simply wanted it resolved.

He clarified to reporters that he would not close the borders to returning New Zealanders in the coming days, but wanted to know if they were arriving in the state to ensure they were aware of the rules.

‘I’ve got no power to stop them coming here. They will come… I think we can be confident that we will be having a chat with them and they will be welcomed.

‘It is just a matter of we have to go through a process and have visibility of who is coming. I don’t think that’s too much for us to ask.’

Mr Andrews said Prime Minister Scott Morrison had thanked him several times for refusing to close his borders at the height of the pandemic.

While Victorians were banned from travelling anywhere else in the nation, Mr Andrews never once closed his borders.

He said he shares the same hope with Mr Morrison that all borders will soon be open, but argued that did not mean he was comfortable with people from other countries arriving in Victoria without so much as a warning.

‘It is New Zealand today, who knows what the next bubble is with, who that’s with. You know, we’ve got authorised officers at the airport now because this has happened. We didn’t think it would happen, but it has happened.’

Melbourne is excluded from the trans-Tasman travel bubble due to its devastating second wave sparked by blunders in the hotel quarantine system. 

Friends hug at Sydney Airport on Friday - the first day of the trans-Tasman travel bubble

Friends hug at Sydney Airport on Friday - the first day of the trans-Tasman travel bubble

Friends hug at Sydney Airport on Friday – the first day of the trans-Tasman travel bubble

The Victorian capital is not accepting any international visitors as it works to contain the spread of COVID-19 which has killed more than 800 people in the state.

On Sunday, just two new COVID-19 cases were reported in the entire state and zero deaths, prompting the government to ease some of the tough restrictions.

Australian state governments have no powers to detain New Zealand citizens in circumstances like these.

This is the responsibility of the Australian Border Force and the Australian Federal Police.

‘Surely it is not beyond those who are responsible for the borders of our nation to make sure that only those who are in that New Zealand bubble can receive domestic passengers after they have arrived into an international airport,’ Mr Andrews said.

‘We are very disappointed that this has happened given that I had… written to the Prime Minister the day before on this very issue.

‘We have had people turn up on our doorstep without any notice without any structure and we still can’t even get the cards as to who these people are and where they have gone.’

When asked if the group would be fined or asked to leave for bursting the trans-Tasman bubble, Mr Andrews said he isn’t sure they’ve actually done anything wrong.

‘I know where they came from and how they got here, as a matter of fact in terms of the method of transport… I don’t know how they got here in a policy sense,’ he said, heaping the blame on Commonwealth authorities.

The long-awaited trans-Tasman bubble allows those travelling from New Zealand to enter New South Wales and the Northern Territory without completing two weeks of mandatory hotel quarantine.

‘Victoria has not agreed to a travel bubble arrangement with New Zealand and did not expect to receive international travellers as a result of NSW making that arrangement,’ Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement Friday night.

A healthcare worker is seen at a drive-through COVID-19 testing facility at the Wyndham Civic Centre in Werribee, Melbourne (pictured)

A healthcare worker is seen at a drive-through COVID-19 testing facility at the Wyndham Civic Centre in Werribee, Melbourne (pictured)

A healthcare worker is seen at a drive-through COVID-19 testing facility at the Wyndham Civic Centre in Werribee, Melbourne (pictured) 

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has blasted Australian Border Force officials for a massive trans-Tasman blunder that allowed 17 New Zealand nationals to fly into Melbourne

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has blasted Australian Border Force officials for a massive trans-Tasman blunder that allowed 17 New Zealand nationals to fly into Melbourne

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has blasted Australian Border Force officials for a massive trans-Tasman blunder that allowed 17 New Zealand nationals to fly into Melbourne

‘The Victorian Government has made it clear to the Commonwealth that we expect NZ passengers who have not undertaken quarantine will not be permitted to board flights in Sydney bound for Melbourne.’

DHHS said their ‘authorised officers do not have legal authority to detain the travellers on arrival.’

Three flights arrived in Sydney on Friday carrying 230 New Zealanders.

Australians are unable to travel to New Zealand and have been banned from travelling globally in all but exceptional circumstances since March 20.

On Friday Kiwi passengers were greeted with a sign that read ‘we’ve missed you’ as they made their way through the terminal to their loved ones.

Emotional reunions took place throughout the day as friends, family and lovers reunited with hugs and kisses.

New arrivals had to undergo a health screening and complete a health declaration confirming they had only been in New Zealand in the past 14 days.

New South Wales Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres said he was hopeful the trans-Tasman travel arrangements would pick up pace.

‘It’s been quite an emotional day, like living in a scene from the movie Love Actually,’ he said.

‘We’ve got good numbers around COVID infection rates that continue to stay low, and good management practices in place, so I’d be encouraging the New Zealand government to open up their quarantine provisions as soon as possible.’

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Radical plans to transform a ‘tired, tourist trap’ in the heart of Sydney into waterfront boulevard

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Developers have released plans to radically revamp the Harbourside Shopping Centre in Sydney’s Darling Harbour to include a 42-storey residential tower.

Dubbed a ‘tired, tourist trap’, the harbour area is being designed by architecture firm FJMT, who have now released their plans for the $1.8billion redevelopment.

The site opened during Australia’s Bicentennial celebrations in 1988, before it was bought for $252million by Mirvac in 2013.

The renewed plans will demolish the current shopping centre, monorail structure and pedestrian bridge at Darling Drive to put in retail spaces.

Restaurants, open areas, a civic square and a wider waterfront boulevard with a footbridge to Pyrmont will also create 8,000 square metres of public space.

Developers wish to erect a 42-storey tall residential tower (plans pictured) at the Harbourside Shopping Centre in Darling Harbour

Developers wish to erect a 42-storey tall residential tower (plans pictured) at the Harbourside Shopping Centre in Darling Harbour

Developers wish to erect a 42-storey tall residential tower (plans pictured) at the Harbourside Shopping Centre in Darling Harbour

Mirvac have plans to 'immeasurably improve' the current shopping centre (pictured) at Darling Harbour

Mirvac have plans to 'immeasurably improve' the current shopping centre (pictured) at Darling Harbour

Mirvac have plans to ‘immeasurably improve’ the current shopping centre (pictured) at Darling Harbour 

The developers told Architecture AU the site is ‘outdated and in decline’. 

Initial plans for the site were criticised due to the size of the residential tower, with locals concerned it would block waterfront views and cause overshadowing.

Mirvac’s updated proposal has removed one to three storeys from the northern side of the tower and created a 1,500 metre open area called Guardian Square.

But 13m have also been added to the building to restore it to the original height of 166m.

Buildings must be a maximum of 170m tall to be allowed in the precinct. 

FJMT believe the taller and narrower building will offset some of the impact of the view. 

‘The tower adopts an elongated plan, with the narrow facade oriented to the east and west, with wider facades to the north and south,’ they said.

Developers hope to put in retail spaces, restaurants, open areas, a civic square and a wider waterfront boulevard with a footbridge to Pyrmont to create 8,000 square metres of public space (plans pictured)

Developers hope to put in retail spaces, restaurants, open areas, a civic square and a wider waterfront boulevard with a footbridge to Pyrmont to create 8,000 square metres of public space (plans pictured)

Developers hope to put in retail spaces, restaurants, open areas, a civic square and a wider waterfront boulevard with a footbridge to Pyrmont to create 8,000 square metres of public space (plans pictured)

‘The narrow waterfront tower facade coupled with the current podium form and set back will provide opportunity for a high level of amenity at ground plane with consideration of wind.’

A response to public submissions by Mirvac consultants Ethos Urban said the site would be ‘immeasurably improved’ in the development.

‘The existing Harbourside Shopping Centre presents as a dominant, bland, tired and unattractive building,’ the report reads.

‘Mirvac plan to undertake a design competition for the project which will deliver a future building of the highest standard of architectural, urban and landscape design.’

The demolition of the current site would take eight months before construction could commence, creating 6,000 jobs including 2,100 in the demolition.

Locals are concerned the 166 metre high tower will block water views and cause overshadowing. Pictured: the current Harbourside Shopping Centre site

Locals are concerned the 166 metre high tower will block water views and cause overshadowing. Pictured: the current Harbourside Shopping Centre site

Locals are concerned the 166 metre high tower will block water views and cause overshadowing. Pictured: the current Harbourside Shopping Centre site

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Jared Kushner says Donald Trump – NOT doctors – back in charge

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Donald Trump son in law Jared Kushner made up-beat comments about the coronavirus to journalist Bob Woodward back in April, telling him the president was ‘back in charge’ and was ‘getting the country back from the doctors.’

The comment appeared to put the president at odds with the nation’s top medical professionals, who nominally were on the same team as a White House coronavirus task force and other government officials sought to pull the country out of the coronavirus pandemic.

Kushner also told the Watergate journalist the country was in the ‘comeback phase’ – a prediction that proved optimistic. The country hit a record 500,000 new infections over the last week.

Donald Trump son in law Kushner called a date in April 'the beginning of the comeback phase' on coronavirus

Donald Trump son in law Kushner called a date in April 'the beginning of the comeback phase' on coronavirus

Donald Trump son in law Kushner called a date in April ‘the beginning of the comeback phase’ on coronavirus

Kushner, who like Trump came from New York real estate and who is now a senior White House advisor and top campaign official, put the pandemic in simple terms.

‘There were three phases. There’s the panic phase, the pain phase and then the comeback phase. I do believe that last night symbolized kind of the beginning of the comeback phase,’ he told Woodward April 18.

CNN broadcast audio of the recording. 

His comments came a day after Trump tweeted out an appeal to ‘LIBERATE MICHIGAN!’ as well as Minnesota and Virginia amid lockdowns. 

He made the taped comments to Bob Woodward

He made the taped comments to Bob Woodward

He made the taped comments to Bob Woodward

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Kushner said Trump was 'getting the country back from the doctors'

Kushner said Trump was 'getting the country back from the doctors'

Kushner said Trump was ‘getting the country back from the doctors’

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and current President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship Dana White listen as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at his hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 28, 2020

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and current President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship Dana White listen as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at his hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 28, 2020

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and current President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship Dana White listen as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at his hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 28, 2020

Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner pose with mail-in ballots for New York on Air Force One just after her father rails against voting my mail

Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner pose with mail-in ballots for New York on Air Force One just after her father rails against voting my mail

Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner pose with mail-in ballots for New York on Air Force One just after her father rails against voting my mail

Kushner's comment hinted at tension between Trump and experts on the coronavirus task force

Kushner's comment hinted at tension between Trump and experts on the coronavirus task force

Kushner’s comment hinted at tension between Trump and experts on the coronavirus task force

Since the spring, the White House task force has met much less frequently, and experts Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci have had much less facetime with the president. 

Trump has turned to controversial Dr. Scott Atlas, who is not an infectious disease expert, for much of his advice on the pandemic. The president continues to say the nation is ’rounding the corner.’

Kushner, who is married to Ivanka Trump, also said the president did a ‘full hostile takeover’ of the GOP.

Trump himself gave 18 hours of interviews to Woodward, and has been burned by on-record comments he made. 

The president told Woodward February 7 ‘this is deadly stuff’ and called it ‘more deadly than even your strenuous flus,’ even as he publicly compared the deadly virus to the flu and said it would go away.

‘I wanted to always play it down,’ Trump told Woodward in March.  

Kushner in a recording also dissed the GOP platform – there wasn’t one this year but in the past it has been the subject of intense ideological battles – as ‘a document meant to, like, piss people off, basically.’

The pandemic has continued to rage in the intervening months; Trump and first lady Melania Trump caught the virus; and a White House ceremony for now Justice Amy Coney Barrett turned into a superspreader event.

More than 8 million Americans have become infected.  

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Coles Australia supermarket scanning error policy mean you could get FREE meat

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A woman has warned shoppers to always check their receipts before leaving the supermarket after she was given free meat due to a little-known policy.

The customer, from Forbes in New South Wales, picked up a tray of porterhouse steaks at Coles, which was on sale for $28 a kilo, after being discounted from $34.

But she quickly noticed she was overcharged when she checked her docket and saw the red meat had scanned at $34/kg – $6 more than the advertised ‘special’ price.

The shopper was supposed to pay $13.32 at $28/kg instead of $16.18 at $34/kg. 

And so she was able to get the steaks without paying a cent because the item scanned at a higher price than what was ticketed on the shelf.

Under Coles’ ‘Promise on Price Scanning’ policy, if a single item scans at a higher price than the advertised or ticketed shelf price for that item, the store will give that item to the customer for free.

A woman has warned shoppers to always check their receipts before leaving the supermarket after she was given free meat due to a little-known policy

A woman has warned shoppers to always check their receipts before leaving the supermarket after she was given free meat due to a little-known policy

A woman has warned shoppers to always check their receipts before leaving the supermarket after she was given free meat due to a little-known policy

The customer, from Forbes in New South Wales, picked up a tray of porterhouse steaks at Coles, which was on sale for $28 per kilo, after being discounted from $34

The customer, from Forbes in New South Wales, picked up a tray of porterhouse steaks at Coles, which was on sale for $28 per kilo, after being discounted from $34

The customer, from Forbes in New South Wales, picked up a tray of porterhouse steaks at Coles, which was on sale for $28 per kilo, after being discounted from $34

But she quickly noticed she was overcharged when she checked her docket and saw the red meat had scanned at $34/kg - $6 more than the advertised 'special' price. The shopper was supposed to pay $13.32 at $28/kg instead of $16.18 at $34/kg

But she quickly noticed she was overcharged when she checked her docket and saw the red meat had scanned at $34/kg - $6 more than the advertised 'special' price. The shopper was supposed to pay $13.32 at $28/kg instead of $16.18 at $34/kg

But she quickly noticed she was overcharged when she checked her docket and saw the red meat had scanned at $34/kg – $6 more than the advertised ‘special’ price. The shopper was supposed to pay $13.32 at $28/kg instead of $16.18 at $34/kg

So how do you get a free grocery item? 

Single items: If a single item scans at a higher price than the advertised or ticketed shelf price for that item, Coles will give you that item FREE.

Multiple identical items: If multiple, identical items scan at higher price than the advertised or ticketed shelf price, Coles will give you the first item FREE, and the remaining items at the advertised or ticketed shelf price.

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The woman shared her experience in a Facebook group to remind fellow shoppers to always ‘check your dockets, folks’.

She also uploaded pictures of her receipt showing proof she walked away with a free packet of steaks after she was refunded her full amount.

The receipt stated the ‘refund reason’ was a ‘scanning error’.

Many shoppers quickly responded to her post, saying they always check their dockets, while others admitted they never do.

‘Same thing happened yesterday with a roast pork. Was packaged at $10/kg advertised at $8/kg with the same yellow sign but scanned at around $9/kg so it was free,’ one woman wrote.

A second said: ‘Yep always check dockets. It’s crazy how many times you get overcharged. At least one item each shop seems to get scanned wrong. Even when I’ve pulled it up as it’s been scanned I was still given for free, which surprised me.’

And another added: ‘Just yesterday I got English muffins from a bin that said $2.50 and when I got home, I see $5 [on the receipt]. So annoying.’

On Coles’ website, the supermarket states: ‘All Coles supermarkets apply “Our Promise on Price Scanning” to ensure confidence in the pricing accuracy at our registers.’

One happy woman scored a free pack of lamb loin chops after her meat scanned at $26 per kilo - $6 more than the shelf price at Coles

One happy woman scored a free pack of lamb loin chops after her meat scanned at $26 per kilo - $6 more than the shelf price at Coles

One happy woman scored a free pack of lamb loin chops after her meat scanned at $26 per kilo – $6 more than the shelf price at Coles

What is a scanning policy?

What is a scanning error? A scanning error occurs when an item has been scanned, or the correct PLU (Price Look Up) number entered, and a price higher than the advertised or ticketed price displays at the checkout or on the receipt.

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The story comes after a group of shoppers on social media revealed they had discovered a little-known supermarket policy implemented by Coles and Woolworths. 

Customers are entitled to their product for free if the item scans at a higher price than what it was ticketed at on the shelf or on the packaging.  

But shoppers need to challenge the scanned price directly with management to get their product for free under both supermarkets’ scanning policies.

One shopper showed off the free packet of lamb loin chops she received after her meat scanned at $26 per kilo – $6 more than the shelf price.

‘Free Lamb today thanks to the Scanning Code of Practice,’ one shopper said, along with a picture of her lamb chops and a receipt showing the $0.00 transaction.

‘It scanned at $11.96 which is the correct price for $26/kg. It should have scanned at $9.20 which is $20/kg,’ the shopper explained.

Another shopper had a similar experience after her lamb roast scanned at a different price at checkout.

The label on the lamb leg roast showed it was sold at $13.50 per kilo – but the ‘Special’ label was displayed at $11 per kilo. 

One shopper claimed she purchased a Christmas ham after Woolworths had a $20 off sale – but the item scanned at just $10 off at checkout – so she got the $31 ham home for free. 

One shopper got a free beef rib steak after she noticed the 'Special' label was marked higher than the retail price

One shopper got a free beef rib steak after she noticed the 'Special' label was marked higher than the retail price

One shopper got a free beef rib steak after she noticed the ‘Special’ label was marked higher than the retail price

The label on this lamb leg roast showed it was sold at $13.50 per kilo - but the 'Special' label was displayed at $11 per kilo

The label on this lamb leg roast showed it was sold at $13.50 per kilo - but the 'Special' label was displayed at $11 per kilo

The label on this lamb leg roast showed it was sold at $13.50 per kilo – but the ‘Special’ label was displayed at $11 per kilo

Coles' policy under 'Our Promise on Price Scanning' to 'ensure confidence in the pricing accuracy at our registers'

Coles' policy under 'Our Promise on Price Scanning' to 'ensure confidence in the pricing accuracy at our registers'

Coles’ policy under ‘Our Promise on Price Scanning’ to ‘ensure confidence in the pricing accuracy at our registers’

Under Woolworths' Scanning Code of Practice, customers are entitled to receive an item free of charge if the scanned price of an item is greater than the shelf price displayed

Under Woolworths' Scanning Code of Practice, customers are entitled to receive an item free of charge if the scanned price of an item is greater than the shelf price displayed

Under Woolworths’ Scanning Code of Practice, customers are entitled to receive an item free of charge if the scanned price of an item is greater than the shelf price displayed

Woolworths has a similar policy under the ‘scanning code of practice’.

A Woolworths spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia early last year: ‘Woolworths is a signatory to the Scanning Code of Practice.

‘Under the Code, our customers are entitled to receive an item free of charge if the scanned price of an item is greater than the shelf price displayed.

‘The only exceptions under the Code are products with a shelf price greater than $50, as well as tobacco and liquor products. These products will be adjusted to reflect the shelf price.’

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