(1) If a court finds a person guilty, or convicts a person, of an offence against—
(a) Division 4 of Part I of the Crimes Act 1958 (contamination of goods); or
(b) section 317A(1) or (2) of the Crimes Act 1958 (bomb hoaxes)—
it may, on application, order the offender to pay to the State such amount as the court thinks fit for costs reasonably incurred by any emergency service agency in providing an immediate response to an emergency arising out of the commission of the offence.
(2) A cost recovery order may include amounts in respect of remuneration (including long service leave entitlements, holiday pay, superannuation contributions and any other employment benefits) payable to an emergency service worker involved in the provision of the immediate response referred to in subsection (1).
(3) In making a cost recovery order the court may direct that the costs covered by the order be paid by instalments and that, in default of payment of any one instalment, the whole of those costs remaining unpaid shall become due and payable.
S. 87E inserted by No. 80/2001 s. 4.