A Legislative Instrument has been published which reduces the number of available parent visas compared with the 2018/19 program year.
In summary, there is a ceiling of 6,096 visas on the number of Contributory Parent visas for the year to 30 June 2020. For the previous year the ceiling was 7,175.
For non CP visas the 2019/20 ceiling is 1,275 (1,500 for 2018/19).
The ceiling on the granting of CP Visas includes 125 visas that are available to subclass 410 and 405 visa holders who are seeking permanent residency under the pathway that opened 12 months ago.