My partner visa has been granted today! Got the 100 subclass as hoped for (together about 10 years, married for 6 years, have a child together).
Timeline for it for those that are curious -
* Application lodged - Jan 21 2013 - Couple of minor pieces of evidence requested shortly after and I provided them without any problems.
* Medical taken - April 25 2013 - Referred afterwards (was told about a 3 month referral timeframe). Medical had been given an A grade rating so was not unduly worried.
* Police check - Early April 2013 - All good.
* Visa grant - July 30 2013
We were already booked on a flight out to Aus in October so this makes life a bit easier.