470 St Kilda Road Pty Ltd v Reed Constructions Australia Pty Ltd & Anor [2012] VSC 235

Building Contracts - Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic) – Adjudication conducted under Part 3 Division 2 of the Act – Whether ‘good faith’ a pre- condition to  a  valid payment  claim –  Whether  ‘good faith’  implied into  the  statutory scheme for a payment claim - Whether compliance with the adjudication application time limits provided in s 18(3) of the Act a basic and essential condition of validity - Whether Adjudicator’s determination on compliance with the adjudication time limit reviewable – Allegedly false statutory declaration accompanying payment claim – Whether finding by adjudicator  that   payment  claim  valid  reviewable  –   Whether   reasons  provided  by adjudicator sufficient to comply with s 23 of the Act. - Statutory Interpretation – Implying words into the text of legislation – Implying “good faith” into statutory text.

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