Here's todays email, copied and pasted below are the important bits.
Since my last blank email that I sent on 27th Oct the 887's being considered has moved forward from 19th Oct to 27th Oct. So in 5 days they have moved forward by 8!
Hope this helps and gives renewed hope to those of us waiting.
Priority Processing Exemptions & Current Processing Times
Visa Subclasses 476, 485 and 887 are exempt from the priority processing
changes. Applications under these subclasses will continue to be
processed in the order in which they were received by the department – the
following subclass by application lodgement date identifies cases
currently being considered:
Skilled – Graduate Subclass 485
VC 485: Applications Lodged on or before 01 November 2009
Skilled – Regional Subclass 887
VB 887: Applications Lodged on or before 27 October 2010
Skilled Onshore E-Lodged Applications - Priority Group 3
885, 886 - Applications Lodged on or before 10 August 2009
487 - Applications Lodged on or before 12 March 2010