Maybe, just maybe a few bags (coz there was about 4 other people on my flight with the same issue) could have been missed as part of this action?? Who knows, I just want my bag.
I finally made it down to the airport on Friday morning and picked my bag up. It appears that Qantas tagged it incorrectly, explaining why it sat in Sydney for so long. Oh well - I'm stcking with Singapore Airlines from now on.