DIBP (Australian government/immigration) has made changes to its visa system as of 1 July 2017. One of the main changes is the introduction of permanent residency pathway for New Zealand citizens who live in Australia. This pathway is included as a stream of the Skilled independent migration visa subclass 189. Visa application fees have also been increased. There has also been a change to the definition of “Eligible New Zealand citizen”, important if you being sponsored by a partner/relative who is a New Zealand citizen. More information is available on the DIBP website.