(1) The Registrar
shall cause to be maintained for the purposes of this Act a Register
registered certificates of title; and
relation to land that is the subject of a digital title, a record of the
endorsements of the particulars of all dealings and matters referred to in
section 48A(2) or 81P, as is relevant to the case, that used to affect, but do
not currently affect, the land; and
relation to land that is the subject of a paper title, a record of the entries
of recovery of possession and of surrender made under section 102 in relation
to a sublease of the land.
(2) The Register may
be maintained in any medium for the storage and retrieval of information or
combination of such media —
whether or not the kind of medium is the same as that in which the information
was originally presented for registration or lodgment; and
where, in the opinion of the Registrar, the medium or combination is
appropriate having regard to the purposes of this Act.
(3) Where a record of
information in the Register deteriorates or is incomplete, the Registrar may
cause another record to be prepared or the record to be completed, as the case
may be, and the new or completed record then has effect as the record for the
purposes of the Register.
(4) The Registrar may
prepare the new or completed record from such evidence as is available as to
the content of the original or complete record, as the case may be.
(5) If under
subsection (3) a new record is prepared or a record is completed, the
Registrar shall ensure the following are entered in the Register —
date that the new record was prepared or the record was completed; and
information as will enable the history of the record to be traced.
(6) The Registrar may
at any time cause a record of information in the Register that is in one
medium or a combination of media to be converted to another medium or
combination of media with such advice to persons affected by the conversion as
the Registrar considers appropriate.
[Section 48 inserted: No. 81 of 1996 s. 23;
amended: No. 6 of 2003 s. 13.]