Please see below the message from George Lombard: http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/migrat...sas-today.html
Sorry for re-posting, I understand that many agents will not receive this information until later today; DIBP will not publicise this change today as it was announced post-budget without a timeline.
Confirmation has come through today that the Department is ending eligibility for the carer, remaining relative, aged dependent relative and standard parent visa categories with effect from Monday.
Given that these applications must all be paper lodged, this leaves very little time to make sure your application is lodged.
Bear in mind that a faxed application - provided it includes appropriate payment - is still viable for the Other Family visa class, and at a pinch an offshore application can be lodged in any offshore office of the Department. Washington will still be available when others have closed.
Onshore applications should be lodged in Perth, see http://www.immi.gov.au/Visas/Pages/835.aspx for example.
Good luck to all.
George Lombard - See more at: http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/migrat....zJYIttsI.dpuf