well i thought i would share my news- today i heard that they have finally requested my medicals and police checks !!
(my agent had said i didnt need to send them in advance, though not really sure why).
i am assuming this means i now have a case officer, but am happy either way- one more hint that things are, at least, moving!!
in case anyone would like to compare that to where they are at im going for a 475 skilled regional...