Recent update on the migration program revealed the number for the financial year 2019/2020 160,000.
Followed by the news of the introduction of two new regional visa streams with additional numbers for people who are choosing to migrate into regional areas.
Looks like an election agenda. However, it was kind of expected by most of the industry experts.
2019-20 Migration program planning levels
Skilled Independent 18,652
Skilled Employer Sponsored 9,000
Skilled Work Regional 14,000
State/Territory Nominated 24,968
Business Innovation & Investment program 6,862
Global Talent 5,000
Distinguished Talent 200
Skill Total 108,682
Other Family 562
Family Total 47,732
Special Eligibility 236
Grand Total 160,000