(1) If, in a proceeding in a court, a person is convicted, found guilty or found not guilty because of mental impairment of an offence under this Act, the court, if it thinks fit, may by order—
(a) disqualify the person from owning or being in charge of an animal of a kind or class specified in the order for—
(i) if subparagraph (ii) does not apply to the person, up to 10 years; or
(ii) if the person is or has previously been subject to an order under this section or an interstate control order, permanently or for any period (including a period of more than 10 years); or
(b) apply conditions that the person must comply with, whenever the person owns or is in charge of an animal of a kind or class specified in the order, permanently or for any period (including a period of more than 10 years).
(2) An order under subsection (1) may be made in addition to or instead of any other penalty.
(3) The court, in making an order under this section, must consider whether or not to authorise the monitoring of compliance with the order under section 21A.
After an order is made under subsection (1), a POCTA inspector may apply under Division 1A of Part 2A to a court in certain circumstances for an order authorising the monitoring of a person's compliance with an order made under subsection (1).
S. 12AA inserted by No. 60/2015 s. 8, amended by No. 6/2018 s. 68(Sch. 2 item 100.1).