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Budget – The Affect on Family Migration and Skilled Migration

Written By Will Aldous
Thu, Jun 12, 2014
Will Aldous

Following the handing down of the recent Commonwealth Budget, more detailed figures for the 2014-15 Migration Program have been clarified.

These figures show the composition of the program remains stable with the overall number of visas to be granted steady at the 2013-14 level of 190,000 overall. The percentage of skilled migration visas to family visas also remains unchanged at 67.7% and 32% respectively. There has been some minor rearrangement in partner, child and parent visa numbers. Numbers for other family visas which include aged dependent, carer and remaining relatives have been reduced.

Within the skilled migration streams, 1000 places have been reallocated from the skilled independent stream to the employer sponsored categories. State and Territory nominated numbers remain unchanged. Business visa numbers also remain the same as for the previous year.

These statistics are available on the Department's website at:


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