Well, after being completely gutted at the fact that ANMAC are taking so long and SS is closed for the time being I have just seen the points system for the new requirements from July 2011 and if im not completely delirious, it looks like I don't need SS to apply for visa!!
Am I right, is it only 65 points required to apply for 175 visa? If so, I don't have to spend even more time waiting on SS to restart and approve as I was originally intending to apply for 176. God I hope I'm right! Any advice gratefully received.