Dear Wanderer,The capping and ceasing by occupations does need some legislation to be passed and that could be held up if talk of an early election moves to an actual election date being set, 08February just being the date that the intent re capping and ceasing generally was announced.
As we all know that ceasing and capping by occupations (for applications lodged prior to 1st September, 2007) would be in effect if legislation is passed and until then no new applications can be lodged under subclasses 175, 176 and 475 visas.
Also states are not sponsoring those visa subclasses (175, 176 and 475) who are in a scope to be ceased or capped.
I want to know about those who are in the said scope but already been granted State Sponsor during the month of May, 2010 (genereally speaking after 8th May, 2010 when this new ceasing and capping thingie was announced).
So, generally speaking about those who lodged applications before 1st September, 2007 and got state sponsorship after this (ceasing and capping) was announced, what would be the future of those?
Please comment in detail as I got no clue about it on any page of DIAC website, WA State Migration Center website or any other relevant webpage.