After a long wait since the first contact on 2 July 2020, With the grace of God, we received the golden email just now. (With this we got roller coaster ride too )
489 visa grant data: 27 Nov 2017, Applied by my self.
887 Application: 11 Dec 2019, Applied by my self.
Family of 2
Granted today by CO Heidi
First contact: Andrej on 2 July 2020, Reason: I had travelled 110 days overseas (3 different counties) + 30 days to my home county. I got s57 letter with short in a number of days. I have prepared the responses by my self and included a number of docs such as Payslips, travel history explain by the employer in letter paid, reasons for travel, overseas business visas, travel tickets, invitation letters, supper statements, statutory declarations (one for work-related travel and another for I was living with my sister) etc.
I have received few advised that withdraw and apply again as the 887 visa process is fast now etc. Also, don't submit the response by your self and take help from migration lawyer BUT I stick with my guts and applied my self.
My, advise: If you did not do anything wrong and didn't submit false documents, don't need to panic. Just explain your situation. Use statutory declaration where you don't have another way to prove your claim. Keep submitting updated docs like payslips, utility bills etc. once your application month is about to start.
Good luck who are waiting. Hope your day will come soon.