The federal government has introduced three new visas to replace current visas available for the migrants to move to regional Australia

The federal government is expected to announce policies capping immigration at 160,000 and forcing a portion of skilled migrants to live outside Sydney and Melbourne. Cabinet has authorised the changes, which would slash the targeted annual intake of permanent migrants by up to 30,000, The Australian reports. A regional settlement policy would require a certain number of skilled migrants to live for at least five years in cities other than Sydney and Melbourne