The Pass Mark for Skilled Migration to Australia has recently been increased from 60 to 65 points. This new requirement relates to those applying in the following visa subclasses;
Subclass 189 Skilled Independent
Subclass 190 Skilled Sponsored
Subclass 489 Skilled Regional Sponsored
Meanwhile the Australian government have decided that the number of places available for Parent visas in the 2018-2019 year shall remain the same. This relates to those applying under the Contributory Parent and non Contributory Parent subclasses.