We have covered time and time again about Google having issues paying publishers in this country or that country. This time, Australians are suffering from now being paid on time.
A Google representative posted in both forums, at WebmasterWorld he/she said:
Your unpaid USD earnings from May will be issued to you at the end of June, provided you have exceeded the threshold amount. Any monthly earnings accrued during June will be finalised in your local currency and posted to your payment history page in the first week of July as per usual.
For those of you who are eligible to migrate to local currency reports but haven't yet, please note that this won't affect the timing of your payments. If you migrate your account today, your June earnings will be converted to your local currency between July 12th and 15th, and if you've exceeded the payment threshold, you'll be issued a payment for those earnings at the end of July.
In the Google AdSense Help thread:
There seems to be an error in processing your payment. If your payment isn't issued in a week, you should see it credited to your account and included in the next payment that you receive. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Some publishers are really suffering from this, because AdSense is their sole income. One said:
I'm in a huge financial crisis because of this. Adsense is my main source of income and Google hasn't sent checks to South Africa for the 2nd month in a row. They told me that last month's check will be issued with this month's check but again no payment has been issued yesterday.
Hope this is worked out soon!