The Migration Program 2019-20 was the lowest since 2004-05 at 140,366 and far below the 160,000 ceilings. In support of the skill stream, two-thirds to one-third balance maintained with an outcome of 95,483 skill streams and 41,961 family streams plus 2,481 child category visas. Permits issued to Global Talent Independent (GTI) class are 4,109. The approval rate for the 2019-20 GTI visa was 99.5%, and DHA was encouraging to use the GTI visa with its limitless versatility, fast processing times, lower costs, no age requirement, and no employer obligations. The government restricted from cutting the number of spousal visas due to a vast delay & provisions of the Migration Act because the spouse backlog has risen to 96,361 plus another 5,500 cases for approval at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of a denied spouse visa. The shortage was not due to a lack of applications but because the backlog has risen.