Australasian Torrens Automation, Its Integrity, and the Three Proof Requirements
New Zealand Law Review 715 
23 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2019 Last revised: 8 Feb 2019
Date Written: January 30, 2013
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.
Keywords: Automation of Registries, Proof Requirements of Automated System for Credibility, Australasian Automation of Registries Progress
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