You are right, It is frustrating to see that we are not treated fairly. In fact, we got more points than 189as we have accepted to live and work in regional areas( based on the information provide at the time that 887 visa processing is 6months max). We spent and invested a lot of money in regional areas and without receiving any benefits or aids from the government, we deserve to be treated fairly.
I have read visas processing priority for many times. In fact, it does not say that we are at the last priority. It says that 887 is not affected by priority processing and they process it in the order in which they receive . Considering the facts that there were only 1338 visa application made to 887 during 2017-June 2018( decreased by 36.7% from 2016-2017, whom have received 887 within a period less than 6 months (2-4 months processing). Compared with 39000 applications for 189 at the same year. It is clear that 887 visa application were treated with negligence and it is not clearly mention in the home affairs offical website that 887 is less priority, to contrary it says it should not be affected by priority processing!
We are not asking HA to give priority to 887, all what we ask that HA to commit itself with what was / is posted in there website and not to change the processing time.