I dunno about Australia but I think we recieved our freshening in America in that Special Edition package, and the HID lights on the Limited. I dunno though. I suspect (and hope) we get the CVT for 2011, but if I were to make an educated guess I wouldn't expect any huge cosmetic changes for 2011.
Rumours, rumours, rumours, no crystal balls here, you should have been around when the rumours were starting, about what the 09 was going to be like. :lol: or for that matter before the 06 refresh. Some pretty funny "I heard it....., I was told.....", we had drawings, bad photoshops etc. etc. There was only some accurate information just before the release. Relax, continue enjoying what you have and start saving so you're ready for whatever comes out, if you don't like it you'll have the money to buy something else.
I don't know about a 2011 refresh on the Forester. The MY'11 Impreza looks set for a minor facelift of the front end styling that may cut across all of its models. See the Impreza XV shown at the Geneva Car Show for what that could look like.
If the Forester follows the same three year timing as the Impreza then we may not see any cosmetic changes to it until the 2012 model year. That seems reasonable to get the most out of the original SH tooling. That might also be a good moment to introduce a hybrid version in time for Subaru to make good on their goal to increase the CAFE fuel economy average to the mid 30 mpg range by 2013.