The process times for spousal in Australia is almost at scandal levels.
The good news is the government is concerned and has made significant gains in processing faster.
There are reasons for the long process times taken by Australian authorities.
Firstly its simple the weight of application to be processed and the staff ability to process the applications due to a lack of resource..
Secondly there has always been a problem when checking the authenticity of applicants. Sham marriage application need to be check and as this problem grows, so does the time it takes to process.
Honest applicants are however suffering and more note needs to be taken to help relieve the emotional and phycological stress caused by processing delay.