Opportunities for fraud in the proposed Australian National Electronic Conveyancing System: Fact or Fiction?

Low, Rouhshi (2006) Opportunities for fraud in the proposed Australian National Electronic Conveyancing System: Fact or Fiction? ELaw Journal: Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, 13(2), pp. 225-253.

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The advent of the Internet and increased reliance on technology has seen a move towards computerisation of the land registration process. Whilst it has been argued that electronic registration will offer a faster and more efficient and cost effective method of conveyancing, the underlying principle of the Torrens system of security and integrity of title may be threatened if electronic land registration introduces a medium by which fraud can be perpetrated with ease. The purpose of this article is to critically analyse whether the types of fraud currently occuring in the paper system can continue to occur in the proposed Australian national electronic conveyancing system, and whether the adoption of the proposed system will introduce new opportunities for defrauding individuals.

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ID Code: 5365
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal's web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: National Electronic Conveyancing System (NECS), electronic land registration, electronic conveyancing, Torrens system, land title fraud, identity fraud
ISSN: 1321-8247
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Murdoch University School of Law and Rouhshi Low
Deposited On: 31 Oct 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2016 05:57

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