(1) If a person is, by any conviction or order of the Local Court, required to pay a fine, penalty, sum of money or costs in respect of an offence against this Act, the Court may, on the application of the Minister or the Secretary, order that the amount unpaid be recoverable as a judgment debt due to the Crown.
(2) If an order is made under subsection (1)--(a) the order has effect according to its tenor, and(b) the conviction or order ceases to be enforceable by imprisonment.
(3) If a person is convicted of an offence against this Act or any other legislation administered by the Minister, the convicting court may order the offender to reimburse the Department for the costs and expenses reasonably incurred during the investigation of the offence in such amount as is fixed by the order.
(4) In this section--
"costs and expenses" , in relation to the investigation of an offence, means the following costs and expenses incurred during the investigation of the offence--(a) the costs and expenses of purchasing or testing any goods to which the conviction relates,(b) the costs and expenses in conducting any inspection, test, measurement or analysis,(c) the costs and expenses of transporting, storing or disposing of evidence,(d) the costs and expenses of any auditor or accountant conducting an examination of financial records in connection with the investigation of the offence,and includes any other costs and expenses prescribed by the regulations.