Many thanks for this Howard. I assume my combined job salary and self-employment income for the financial year 2012-2013 is fine for us to apply under Category F, right? Yes, self-employed income is indeed very troublesome but my girlfriend's visa is going to expire by the end of next Feb so we can't go for the simple route with me working in my new job for 6 months. I'm just being a bit pessimistic here, if our application is rejected on the basis of not meeting financial requirement in which case my girlfriend would have to go back to her country. Can we apply again under category A after I have worked in my new job for 6 months?
The tip is greatly appreciated, Howard! This sounds like the best option we should take! Thanks again for your help!
It's Sunday night and you deserve it! I'll definitely come back to you in the future if I need any help.