I found that
Immigration SA is currently processing applications received from 2 July 2012.Please note: Immigration SA will only be able to nominate a limited number of state nomination applicants in July 2012. This is due to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) setting a limit on the number of state nominations available during the first month of 'SkillSelect'.When Immigration SA has reached the state nomination limit for July, applications will still be processed (in date order). However, approved applicants will only be nominated through SkillSelect once DIAC has allocated additional state nomination places.The standard processing time for state nomination applications is 8 weeks (this can change depending on the number of applications on hand at Immigration SA). This page is regularly updated with current processing times.
I think they will stick to old criteria but for a limited number people (as stated)