Thank you for sharing this. However, it did leave me a bit confused. I was under the impression that a 300 Visa was intended so that the applicant could move to Australia for the purpose of marrying and starting a life together.
As we have had a long-distance relationship, we do not really have any joint financial activity, real state etc (but do plan to live together and buy a home together once I am there). As stated earlier in the thread, we have been together for 18 months and been physically together for 9 of those months (plane tickets for documentation). Would the lack of joint financial activity disqualify us? It seems a bit strange, as we have not really had the chance to live (and work) in the same country so far - that is the purpose of the visa application...
Any new comments clarifying this would be much appreciated.