CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 9 - MISCELLANEOUS  

PART 9.4B - CIVIL CONSEQUENCES OF CONTRAVENING CIVIL PENALTY PROVISIONS  

Division 1 - The Court may make declarations of contravention, pecuniary penalty orders, relinquishment orders, refund orders and compensation orders  

SECTION 1317H   COMPENSATION ORDERS - CORPORATION/SCHEME CIVIL PENALTY PROVISIONS  

1317H(1)   Compensation for damage suffered.  

A Court may order a person to compensate a corporation, registered scheme or notified foreign passport fund for damage suffered by the corporation, scheme or fund if:


(a) the person has contravened a corporation/scheme civil penalty provision in relation to the corporation, scheme or fund; and


(b) the damage resulted from the contravention.

The order must specify the amount of the compensation.

Note: An order may be made under this subsection whether or not a declaration of contravention has been made under section 1317E .

1317H(2)   Damage includes profits.  

In determining the damage suffered by the corporation, scheme or fund for the purposes of making a compensation order, include profits made by any person resulting from the contravention or the offence.

Damage includes diminution of value of scheme or fund property

1317H(3)  
In determining the damage suffered by the scheme or fund for the purposes of making a compensation order, include any diminution in the value of the property of the scheme or fund.

1317H(4)  
If the responsible entity for a registered scheme is ordered to compensate the scheme, the responsible entity must transfer the amount of the compensation to scheme property. If anyone else is ordered to compensate the scheme, the responsible entity may recover the compensation on behalf of the scheme.

1317H(4A)  
If the operator of a notified foreign passport fund is ordered to compensate the fund, the operator must transfer the amount of the compensation to the fund property. If anyone else is ordered to compensate the fund, the operator may recover the compensation on behalf of the fund.

1317H(5)   Recovery of damage.  

A compensation order may be enforced as if it were a judgment of the Court.


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