Court orders $2 million penalty under Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards scheme

On 9 December 2022, the Federal Court of Australia handed down the judgment in the first civil penalty case under the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005. The Court ordered Perth-based companies Renaissance Bathrooms, Traditional Taps, Castironbaths and Belfast Sinks, along with the sole director of all four companies, Mr Andrew Shaw, to pay a total of $2.195 million for supplying tap, shower and lavatory products that were not registered or labelled as required by the WELS Act. The judgement includes 5 year injunctions for Mr Shaw personally and for his solvent companies.

Read Minister Plibersek’s media release.

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