Hi there,
from a piece of information picked up on PiO forum :
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Originally Posted by slp
If you have written to ask how long it will be before your application is allocated to a case officer.The following is provided as a general answer to this enquiry.The ENS and RSMS processing network is currently allocating applications to case officers for assessment as per the following table:
Parramatta Processing Centre - ENS cases which were received on 11 April 2012
Parramatta Processing Centre - RSMS cases which were received on 26 March 2012
Melbourne Processing Centre - ENS cases which were received on 2 December 2011
.Melbourne Processing Centre - RSMS cases which were received on 16 December 2011.
The Perth Processing Centre - ENS cases which were received on 21 May 2012.
The Perth Processing Centre RSMS cases which were received on 27 January 2012.
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My migration agent lodged our application on 15 August 2012 (subclass 187 - I signed my employment contract in February 2012).

What is your assessment of processing delays ? When I read that, I am under the impression that I May have a visa granted not before January...

I feel concerned about the fact my employer will still respect its commitment to enlist me with such delays...

Eric