Id fraud webinar conducted 3 march 2011


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  • * The Global Economic Crime Study , Economic crime in a downturn , PriceWaterhouseCoopers November 2009
  • Id fraud webinar conducted 3 march 2011

    1. 1. Identity fraud, discrimination, sustainability and other new threats to strata living <br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />
    2. 2. Why identity fraud, discrimination and sustainability threaten strata living? <br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />
    3. 3. What is at risk here for strata communities?<br />
    4. 4. What is identity fraud?<br />Identity fraud involves someone pretending to be another person in order to steal money or get another benefit. Wikipedia.<br />9% of Australians have been victims of identity fraud and theft<br />17% know a victim of IFT <br />60% of the community are concerned or very concerned (17%) about IFT <br />(Wallis Consulting Group 2007. Community attitudes to privacy in 2007 Sydney; Office of the Privacy Commissioner)<br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />
    5. 5. The great identity fraud paradox<br />*The Global Economic Crime Study, Economic crime in downturn, conducted by PriceWaterHouse Coopers, November 2009.<br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />
    6. 6. Interesting information held by strata corporations and managers <br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />
    7. 7. What do strata managers do with this information?<br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />
    8. 8. What should owners do to manage identity fraud risk?<br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />
    9. 9. What is discrimination?<br />‘Discrimination means treating somebody unfairly because they happen to belong to a particular group of people.’<br />(Discrimination and the Anti Discrimination Board of NSW , Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW Factsheet reprinted 4/01).<br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />
    10. 10. The many faces of discrimination in strata corporations <br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />
    11. 11. The 3 necessary elements of discrimination <br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />
    12. 12. Recognising indirect discrimination is a key issue for strata living <br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />
    13. 13. A case study in strata discrimination <br />Indirect discrimination on the ground of impairment in accommodation and the supply of goods and services against a Qld body corporate.<br />Indirect discrimination proved because residents had to use a manual common property access device and the applicant could but could easily have used a proximity device.<br />Compensation of $25,000 awarded.<br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />
    14. 14. Sustainability – the capacity of strata to endure <br />“ In terms of human sustainability on planet Earth sustainability of our built environment meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs .”<br />Adapted from Brundtland Commission UN 20 March 1987 <br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />
    15. 15. What’s happening in government?<br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />
    16. 16. How is this playing out in strataland?<br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />
    17. 17. Strata thinking on sustainability <br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />
    18. 18. Driving green action by owners <br />Focus on green loans repaid from savings and incentives<br />Look for market evidence of increased value/marketability<br />Compel sinking fund saving not just plans <br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />
    19. 19. One area where strata law reform is needed <br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />
    20. 20. Future webinars<br />To enrol now go to<br />For further information email at<br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />
    21. 21. About the presenter<br />Michael Teys is the Founder and Principal Lawyer of TEYS Lawyers. He has a Bachelor of Laws and practices exclusively in the area of strata title law. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Community Association Lawyers. He is formerly an Adjunct Lecturer with Charles Sturt University. He appears weekly on SKY News Business Channel's Property Success with Margaret Lomas and is a regular panellist for the property edition of Your Money, Your Call for the same channel. You can find out more about Michael at<br />Teys Lawyers practice nationally in strata title law representing owners corporations, bodies corporate and apartment owners.  The firms practice groups include building defects, strata  management disputes, strata titles property law, by-laws and levy collection. <br />Subscribe for their free e-newsletter StrataSpace and find out more about them at<br />© Copyright 2011 Teys<br />