Read articles about Australian visas from Philippines to Australia on the Down Under Visa Blog Page.
We just had three visa grants. We’ve had far more lately, but these ones stuck out from the others for the same reason. Each of them was refused before by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). One was applied-for by the client, and the other was handled (mishandled) by an agent(?) who claimed to have a friend in the Embassy. If the friend existed, he wasn’t a very good one because the two visas were refused. Read more here