(1) Subject to subsection (2), if a volunteer school worker or a volunteer student worker suffers damage to or destruction of any property that belongs to the worker or that is in the worker's possession or under the worker's control and the damage or destruction arises—
(a) in the case of a volunteer school worker—out of or in the course of the carrying out of school work; and
(b) in the case of a volunteer student worker—out of or in the course of the carrying out of approved community work—
the Minister may authorise the payment to the owner of the property of any compensation for the damage or destruction that the Minister thinks reasonable in the circumstances.
(2) A person is not entitled to recover both damages in respect of damage or destruction to any property referred to in subsection (1) and compensation under this section for that damage and destruction.
(3) If a person recovers both damages and compensation in respect of damage or destruction to any property referred to in subsection (1), the amount of the compensation may be recovered from the person by the Minister by proceedings in a court of competent jurisdiction as a debt due by that person to the Crown.