As announced by the Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, there would be 190,000 permanent migration places in 2015-16 which includes up to:
– 128,550 places for skilled migrants, including employer sponsored, general skilled and business categories;
– 57,400 places for family migrants sponsored by immediate family members; and
– 565 places for special eligibility migrants, who include former permanent residents who have maintained close business, cultural or personal ties with Australia.
Check out the planned visa quota numbers at http://migrationblog.border.gov.au/2015/07/09/australias-2015-16-migration-programme/