Just to update this thread
Update on the Non-Contributory Parent, Aged dependent, Last Remaining Relative & Carer visas.
A motion was passed in Senate today to disallow the cessation of these visas and therefore these visa categories will now re-open.
Please note there are major expected waiting times for some of these options and the pros and cons in making an application deserve serious consideration. Plus there is the potential that the government will seek to find a way to cease these visas again, although there currently appears to be an expected window of at least 6 months.