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Order for compensation

176 Order for compensation

(1) This section applies if a Magistrates Court—
(a) finds a defendant guilty of an offence under this Act; and
(b) finds that, because of the offence, another person has—
(i) suffered loss of income; or
(ii) suffered a reduction in the value of, or damage to, property; or
(iii) incurred expenses to replace or repair property or prevent or minimise, or attempt to prevent or minimise, the loss, reduction or damage.
(2) The court may order the defendant to pay the other person compensation for the loss, reduction or damage suffered or the expenses incurred.
(3) An order may be made under this section in addition to the imposition of a penalty and any other order under this Act.

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