Australasian Torrens automation, its integrity, and the three proof requirements

Thomas, Rod, Low, Rouhshi, & Griggs, Lynden (2013) Australasian Torrens automation, its integrity, and the three proof requirements. New Zealand Law Review, 2013(2), pp. 227-262.

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New Zealand and Australia are leading the world in terms of automated land registry systems. Landonline was introduced some ten years ago for New Zealand, and the Electronic Conveyancing National Law (ECNL) is to be released over the next few years in support of a national electronic conveyancing system to be used throughout Australia. With the assistance of three proof requirements, developed for this purpose, this article measures the integrity of both systems as against the old, manual Torrens system. The authors take the position that any introduced system should at least have the same level of integrity and safety as the originally conceived manual system. The authors argue both Landonline and ECNL, as presently set up, have less credibility than the manual system as it was designed to operate, leading to the possibility of increased fraud or misuse.

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ID Code: 62036
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Fraud, Identity verification, Electronic conveyancing, Three proof requirements, Torrens system automation, Indefeasible title
ISSN: 1173-5864
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Legal Research Foundation
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2013 23:39
Last Modified: 09 May 2014 04:03

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