Just checked the email (after about 20 times today) and yes it has just come in
AS of TODAY we are now PERMANENT RESIDENTS.
we submitted the second stage 4.5 months ago so it took a little longer than we thought but hey well worth the wait!!
To all fellow SIR ers Hang in there and don't forget to keep all documentation such as leases, bills, bank statements, pay slips etc as you will need this to proove your living and working when you come to apply after 2 years.
So after nearly 2.5 years in OZ we now Permanent. well worth the wait.
Nick, Liz Kizzy and Poppy