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Australasian Torrens Automation, its Intergrity and the Three Proof Requirements


Thomas, R and Low, R and Griggs, LD, Australasian Torrens Automation, its Intergrity and the Three Proof Requirements, New Zealand Law Review, 2013, (2) pp. 227-262. ISSN 1173-5864 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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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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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Public law
Research Field:Public law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Griggs, LD (Mr Lynden Griggs)
ID Code:85603
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2013-07-23
Last Modified:2017-11-21
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