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Intergovernmental Agreement

The basis of the regulatory framework for National Electronic Conveyancing in Australia is a 2011 Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) entered into by the State and Territory governments and known as the Electronic Conveyancing National Law Agreement.

The IGA establishes ARNECC and sets out its objectives on behalf of the Registrars in each participating State and Territory as:

  • to provide advice on the National Electronic Conveyancing Law (ECNL) and any matters relating to National Electronic Conveyancing
  • to ensure that as far as practicable business practices with respect to National Electronic Conveyancing are consistent when implemented in each jurisdiction
  • to develop and maintain one national set each of Model Operating Requirements (MOR) and Model Participation Rules (MPR) to be implemented as Operating Requirements and Participations Rules respectively in each jurisdiction to facilitate National Electronic Conveyancing.

In accordance with the IGA, the Parties to the agreement are required to review the operation and terms of the IGA after seven years. The Review Scope and Governance Arrangements for the review are available below:

Title Published
IGA Review Final Report

Dench McLean Carlson completed a review of the Intergovernmental Agreement for an Electronic Conveyancing National Law and released its final report on 19 December 2019

Dec 2019
IGA Review Draft Final Report

Dench McLean Carlson released an IGA Review draft final report for consultation on 26 July 2019

July 2019
ARNECC Position Statement

This statement provides an update regarding ARNECC’s position on effecting legislative and regulatory change to support an efficient and effective market with competing Electronic Lodgment Networks.

Apr 2019
IGA Review Issues Paper

Feb 2019
Review Scope

Oct 2018
Governance Arrangements

Oct 2018
Intergovernmental Agreement

This is the 2011 Electronic Conveyancing National Law Agreement entered into by the State and Territory governments to provide governance for the development, implementation and management of the regulatory framework for electronic conveyancing in Australia.

Feb 2020