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Old 01-29-2013, 06:48 PM
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whilst reading Nelly,s post and clicking on her link i also found this about partner visa,s very interesting,
Partner Visa Processing 2013 Expect Delays ? Mediocrity in action? | Australian Immigration Blog – Grant Williams
Great post by Mr. Williams. Goes right along with what our lovely Mark Northam said. I understand how government agencies work firsthand, and there may have been no way for them to predict QUITE how many applications they'd be looking at when the great landslide of them happened. I'd be willing to be the COs they do have are working their butts off with all these extra applications and getting nothing but harassment for how long it's taking in response. But rather than extending processing times, you'd think they'd hire more staff. I also know how government budget processes work (at least here in the US), and it can be hard to just pull out significant amounts of money you didn't know you need, and I get that. But the fact is... they need it. They need more case officers, and they need to do whatever they need to to make that happen. Just my opinion, of course.

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CC your opinion always makes sense lol. I agree that the gov need more staff, its a shame they cannot recruit more. The time of waiting is tremendous, seems my agent was right telling me the min waiting time was 14 months lol.

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I'm going to be right there with you shortly, Louise. I anticipate we'll have to wait quite a while. But at least we can apply now!! There is light at the end of the tunnel, even when it's a long tunnel. *hugs*

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Thanks everyone to all your replies. I just been curious as it was said in the grant letter Yeah I think it's not reallly common.

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But rather than extending processing times, you'd think they'd hire more staff. I also know how government budget processes work (at least here in the US), and it can be hard to just pull out significant amounts of money you didn't know you need, and I get that. But the fact is... they need it. They need more case officers, and they need to do whatever they need to to make that happen. Just my opinion, of course.
But the thing is they do have this money - there is a projected extra 500 million coming from the huge visa cost increases over the next four years. The problem is that it's not going back into the system it's coming from. No, potential migrants are paying for the government to fulfil its election promises for Australians, such as paid maternity leave.

From the huge revenue they're raising from the increased costs we as applicants have to incur, they have plenty of money to hire more case officers - they're simply not using that money to do so.

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But the thing is they do have this money - there is a projected extra 500 million coming from the huge visa cost increases over the next four years. The problem is that it's not going back into the system it's coming from. No, potential migrants are paying for the government to fulfil its election promises for Australians, such as paid maternity leave.

From the huge revenue they're raising from the increased costs we as applicants have to incur, they have plenty of money to hire more case officers - they're simply not using that money to do so.
Yes, it (the raise in price) wasn't even almost intended for the immigration process itself. In my opinion they said times are getting a bit tougher so it's only fair that immigrants who want the right to work contribute extra to Australia as a whole.

Nothing against it, I realize I am asking to be let into a country that owes me nothing... but these partner visa applications aren't just extra fees for ambitious workers... they also directly affect the happiness of an Australian citizen (the sponsor) for one. They should still be trying to improve the partner processing system, and they're not, and they make it impossible to identify why.

I'm just wondering what I should be imagining - too few case officers desperately trying to keep up with way too many cases each, or plenty of case officers trapped in an increasingly complicated maze of rules to go by before they can approve.

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