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30 November 2016

The WELS Scheme Compliance and Enforcement Policy 2016 has been developed to underpin compliance and enforcement decisions. Compliance by industry is vital to maintain integrity of the WELS scheme, provide a level playing field for registrants and ensure consumers have confidence in the water rating label.

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31 August 2016

The Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Determination 2013 (No.2) has been amended to give effect to a new WELS standard.

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Aug
2016
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31 August 2016
The second independent review of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Scheme was undertaken in 2015. A joint government response to the review has been agreed by the Australian, state and territory governments.
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Aug
2016
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31 August 2016
The Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Scheme 2016-2019 strategic plan identifies the strategies and actions that will be taken to deliver on the objectives of the WELS Act 2005.
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2016
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13 November 2015
The WELS Regulator and eBay are working together to improve the level of compliance with the WELS Act on the eBay Australia website. For further information on online supply of WELS products see: Supplying WELS products online
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2015
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13 November 2015
The Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources has launched an online compliance program with eBay to address online compliance with the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005 on the eBay Australia website. Media release:...
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Nov
2015
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19 August 2015
The second independent review of the WELS scheme was completed in June 2015 and tabled in Parliament on 19 August 2015. For more information see: 2015 WELS Scheme Review
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2015
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04 May 2015
The WELS Regulator suggests that all retailers shower stock is checked to ensure that flow controllers are fitted consistent with the WaterMark and WELS registration.
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2015
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24 March 2015
As part of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Scheme compliance program, WELS Inspectors will be undertaking inspections of businesses supplying WELS products in the Perth area between 31 March and 2 April 2015.
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2015
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02 October 2014
WELS product registration database closed from 6 am Sunday 5 October 2014 to 11 pm Monday 6 October 2014 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time).
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Oct
2014
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08 September 2014
As part of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Scheme compliance program, WELS Inspectors will be undertaking inspections of businesses supplying WELS products in the Melbourne area between 15-19 September 2014. If you have any...
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2014
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12 June 2014
A FAQ has been developed to accompany the publication of the WELS Regulator's Conditional Undertaking and Guidance - Labelling of WELS products in advertising materials.
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Jun
2014
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21 March 2014
The WELS Regulator has issued a Conditional Undertaking to address certain registration and labelling requirements in the WELS Standard.
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Mar
2014
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21 March 2014
The WELS Regulator has issued a guidance to clarify advertising labelling requirements of WELS Standard.
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Mar
2014

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