Unbelievable, and yet, at the same time, predictable. Curious though that they've raised the fees for the tourist visa - apparently the warning that non-citizen visitors "vote" with their feet didn't reach them.
Anyone want to bet how much a partner visa is going to cost by 2020 (only seven years away)? $10,000? I'm certain that whatever sum is, it will be out of reach of most couples. (Not that it already isn't!)