The Department of Home Affairs has released its 2017-18 Annual Report.

The Department of Home Affairs has released its 2017-18 Annual Report.
The report contains an extensive amount of material across the six departments and authorities that make up the Department of Home Affairs. Interesting highlights include:
Visas
Permanent visa outcomes
 12% decrease overall in the number of permanent migration program numbers in the last financial year
 10.5.5% drop in skilled stream visas granted since July 2016
 17% drop in family stream visas granted since July 2016

Temporary visas granted
 An increase of 5.5% in visitor visas granted
 10% increase in student visa granted
 30.5% drop in temporary work skilled (SC 457) visas granted

Citizenship
 A 52% drop in the number of Australian citizenship conferrals

Compliance
 99% of temporary entrants maintained their lawful immigration status
 Visa cancellation number relatively stable at 57,440
 Non-humanitarian visa refusals increased by 26%

Click on the below link for more information:

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/reports-publications/reports/annual/annual-report-2017-18

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