A pertinent part of the ABC article.
"## Conduct of WAM director’s former business ‘unacceptable’
One of the directors of WAM Clothing, Benjamin Wooster, is the former owner of the now defunct Birubi Arts, a company taken to court over its production of fake Aboriginal art.
In October last year, the Federal Court found Birubi Arts was misleading customers to believe its products were genuine, when in fact they were produced and painted in Indonesia.
At the time, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said Birubi’s conduct was “unacceptable”.
Weeks later Birubi Arts ceased operating, and the next month the director and a new partner opened a new business, WAM Clothing.
Birubi Arts company sold more than 18,000 fake boomerangs, bullroarers, didgeridoos and message stones to retail outlets around Australia between July 2017 to November 2017.
The case is due before court again this week, for a penalty hearing, which some lawyers expect could see a hefty fine handed down that could run into the millions.
The company is now in the hands of liquidators, and the ABC understands it “doesn’t have any capacity” to pay further debts.
The director of WAM Clothing is also in charge of another company, Giftsmate, which has the exclusive licence with Mr Thomas to reproduce objects with the Aboriginal flag on it.
Mr Thomas reiterated his support for all the companies he worked with.
“It’s taken many years to find the appropriate Australian company that respects and honours the Aboriginal flag meaning and copyright and that is WAM Clothing,” Mr Thomas said.
“I have done this with Carroll & Richardson [flag licensee], Gifts Mate and the many approvals I’ve given to [other] Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal organisations.”
Seems to have a familiar ring to it in these types of disputes.