Modernising Document Execution
The submission to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in response to the Australian Government’s consultation on a common pathway for digital execution of statutory declarations and deeds, was prepared by the Law Council of Australia.
The Law Council, through its Modernising Document Execution Working Group, is particularly appreciative of the opportunity to have engaged closely with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PMC) throughout the consultation process.
This submission provides the Law Council’s preliminary views with respect to the issues raised in the PMC paper titled Modernising Document Execution: Consultation on a common pathway for digital execution of statutory declarations and deeds (Consultation Paper).
Responses to each of the Consultation Paper questions are set out in the submission below, together with further reflections from the Law Council on the areas of priority for the modernisation of document execution in Australia.