So much does not add up about the growing backlog, especially the habit of all articles being pretty much about Anglo-Saxons in the UK.just doing a quick check, arrival caps were introduced on July 13... UK wasn't in the category of total lockdown before then like some cases in South America? So travel should have been possible between March and July?
There are confusing messages too... there are some very genuine cases that appear to be mixed up in the hyperbole of cases that seem less urgent? The mother, who is with her husband, living and working happily in the UK, but 'gut-wrenching' mental health issues driven by putting away new-born clothes and replacing them with three-month clothes?
From the last DFAT detailed break-ups - the number of people 'registered' from the UK wanting to return to Australia ranked 7th largest. The top 4 don't seem to have changed with them being India, The Phillipines, South Africa & Vietnam.