Section 20A. Accountable authority instructions

(1) The accountable authority of a Commonwealth entity may, by written instrument, give instructions to an official of the entity about any matter relating to the finance law.

(2) The accountable authority of a Commonwealth entity may, by written instrument, give instructions to an official of another Commonwealth entity in relation to:

(a) the official approving the commitment of relevant money for which the accountable authority is responsible; and

(b) the official banking, or otherwise dealing with, relevant money for which the accountable authority is responsible; and

(c) the official debiting or crediting an appropriation for which the accountable authority is responsible; and

(d) any matter prescribed by the rules that relates to the official dealing with public resources for which the accountable authority is responsible.

(3) An instruction under subsection (1) or (2) is not a legislative instrument.

Last updated: 24 November 2016