I feel for you as i applied at Sydney 6 months ago and until today there is no news from there apart from waiting. I am travelling end of the year and i thought it should be approved by then considering the speed of approval back then. Luckily i have a student visa that is still valid till 2012 so i am free to go in and out the country without worrying too much. Good luck to you hannabelle, update us on how it is going.hey, i applied for bridging visa b the other day (like 2 months ago) they gave me 1 month bridging visa b multiple travels and offered 3 months visa but i told her that i am fine with 1 month visa. my reason was that my mom was sick and i wanting to go home,and they didnt ask for any supporting documents or proof (thou i already have all the proofs with me just in case) she granted my visa in less than 5 minutes, no questions asked at all and i was asking about my de facto visa, if its going to effect my visa, and she said, they will contact me should they need me to submit anything or if they need to see me and if i am not mistaken i have 28 days to get back to them.so even if i was overseas when they were trying to contact me, i should be alright.
hope this information helps a little bit