Blizzard have confirmed
that the version 1.1 patch for StarCraft 2 will be dropping this week and is currently scheduled for a Thursday release, bringing the promised access to the North American Battle.net servers directly into the game for Australian players. The blog post linked above has a brief FAQ. Most of it seems pretty obvious, but some interesting stuff:
Q: How will my friends list and rankings be handled?
A: All account-specific data, including friends lists, rankings, achievements, statistics, titles, and unlockable rewards, will be tracked separately for each region's Battle.net servers, and will not carry over between them.