I've got this friend.........
Seriously, a mate of mine has been waiting 7 weeks now for 4 x 457 visas for him and family.
Mine took 4 weeks to the day. :D
The migration agent reckons there's been a huge system meltdown at DIAC, there is a huge backlog, and they cannot even say when they'll get to even look at his application..... No indication at all when it will be.
Bit of a kick in the pills for him, as he was expecting an email any day now with visa approval........ It's been 7 weeks and it doesn't even seem to have been considered yet.
I know that's not a long time for all you that are chasing PR, but still - pretty harsh.
Any other members of the "457 Squadron" been told of any delays/backlog?