I posted this on PIO a couple of days ago, and thought I would put it on here too so if you have seen it already sorry!
We called the Adelaide skilled processing centre today, and are pretty glad we did!!
As we don't have an agent, we really didn't know what was going on so we stayed up and rang the enquirees line. The guy we spoke to said that the Visas being given CO's are from December 07.
He then went on to have a look at our application and because it was so simple (just two 22 year olds, police and medicals front loaded) he would pass it on to his manager who may pass it on to a CO!!
This, we were told, could take two weeks to get feedback and then another two to be passed on to a CO! Apparently, all going well, he reckoned it was possible to be granted a visa within the month
I would most definately reccomend giving them a call, they are very useful and the guy we spoke to was hapy to give helpful information. Acouple of things we found out:
They are still processing the same amount of applications as ever before. For nyone who has heard that they are goign to cut back on skilled migrants, it hasn't started yet and there is no immediate plan for it to start.
Also, for online applicants who are constantly checking their 'visa progress' and document checklist, don't pay too much attention to it as they had forgotten to tick the box saying our medicals had beeen recieved apparently!!
Anyway, thanks for putting up with the long post!! lol