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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001 - SECT 1317HA

Compensation orders--financial services civil penalty provisions

Compensation for damage suffered

             (1)  A Court may order a person (the liable person ) to compensate another person (including a corporation), or a registered scheme, for damage suffered by the person or scheme if:

                     (a)  the liable person has contravened a financial services civil penalty provision; and

                     (b)  the damage resulted from the contravention.

The order must specify the amount of compensation.

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

Damage includes profits

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

Damage to scheme includes diminution of value of scheme property

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

             (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 the scheme property. If anyone else is ordered to compensate the scheme, the responsible entity may recover the compensation on behalf of the scheme.

Recovery of damage

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



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