I once had a client (a sponsor) who phoned the case officer and demanded an immediate decision. She received one and my advice was to lodge a review application. I heard no more for a couple of years, when I was requested to ask my client (the visa applicant) to undertake a medical examination. I emailed the delegate, cc to sponsor, that I had no further instructions and to deal directly with the parties involved, presumably another RMA. That is as close as I have come to a finalised partner visa refusal.
Registered Migration Agent