Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) are discontinuing Non-Contributory Parent and other Family Visas.
According to DIBP, reunion of family members should be the focus of family migration, thus giving the partners, children, and contributory parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents, priority for Family Stream.
The following visas are closed as of June 2, 2014:
According to DIBP, applications made before June 2, 2014 will still be processed normally under existing regulations and policy.
For more information, see “Non-Contributory Parent and Other Family visas have closed to new applications”