Good news for Family sponsored 176 and 886
Please refer this link to read.
check the content no 5.
Allocation of Priority Group 5 applications
The remaining unallocated Priority Group 5 applications are family sponsored. Family sponsored applications are part of the State, Territory and Regional Nominated category which has a total planning level of 28 850 visa places for the 2014-15 programme year. The number of Priority Group 5 applications processed in the 2014–15 programme year will depend on the number of higher priority applications received, and other factors, including the size of the Migration Programme and its composition, and any variation of the Direction.Current allocation dates for General Skilled Migration applications are available.
Also read Content 12.
Miscellaneous DIBP Information.
Some useful information from DIBP ..
The 457 minimum salary level (TSMIT) will not be raised from $53,900 for the 2014/2015 program year. The top five countries of origin for GSM applicants for this program year so far are: India, China, Pakistan, the UK and the Philippines;
The top 5 skilled occupation for this program year so far are: Accountant, Registered Nurse,
Software Engineer, Cook and Systems Administrator;
The 'onhand' caseload for Pre SkillSelect sub classes has reduced from 98,09...6 at July 2012,
to 26,181 at July 2014, a reduction of 73%
Since the introduction of SkillSelect in July 2012, the GSM pipeline for those subclasses has
reduced by 42,130 applicants or 43%;
342 primary Significant Investor Visas have been granted, resulting in 1.71 billion dollars
being invested in the Australian economy
Hope this news get some relief for fellow group 5 members.