Some agencies have statutory authority to administer their own pay systems.
"There is no doubt that they have the explicit statutory authority to issue these notes," he said.
Laws made by statutory authorities are usually referred to as regulations.
The statutory authority for financial assistance can be found in Sections 1433.
"However I have the statutory authority and obligation to act to promote the best interests of the public schools."
Infrastructure Australia is a statutory authority of the federal government.
And they would first have to judge whether his request was within their statutory authority.
To enjoy these types of appeal there must be specific statutory authority.
But granting the office statutory authority could hurt more than help.
They are based, he said, "on statutory authority, which is the fundamental building block of everything we do."