The new Migration Amendment
(New Skilled Regional Visas) Regulations 2019:
Revised Points Test for Subclass 491.
15 Points if nominated by state/territory or family member living in a designated area.
10 Points for applicants without a spouse or defacto partner
10 Points for skilled spouse or defacto partner (skill assessment required)
5 Points for spouse or defacto partner with Competent English.
10 Points for certain Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) qualifications.