(1) The court may, if it appears to the court that WorkCover has reasonably incurred costs and expenses during the investigation of the offence, order the offender to pay to WorkCover the costs and expenses so incurred in such amount as is fixed by the order.(2) An order made by the Industrial Relations Commission under this section is enforceable under section 182 of the Industrial Relations Act 1996. An order made by the Local Court under this section is enforceable as if it were an order made by the Local Court when exercising jurisdiction under the Civil Procedure Act 2005.(3) In this section:
costs and expenses, in relation to the investigation of an offence, means the costs and expenses in conducting any examination or test of anything during the investigation of the offence.Note. See section 122 of the Fines Act 1996 for orders requiring part of the fine imposed for an offence to be paid to the prosecutor.