It was recently announced of the capping and ceasing of Subclass 175, 176 and 475 visa grants (Ministerial Determination IMMI 15/112).
The Migration Institute of Australia wrote to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection about then impact of this decision.
The following response has been received:
It is understandable that many offshore clients will be unhappy with the outcome. The Government has determined that it is unfair to keep them waiting in the queue and we have taken action accordingly.
Having taken into account the High Court’s judgment in Plaintiff S297/2013 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor  HCA 24 and Plaintiff M150 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor  HCA 26 we remain of the view that Ministerial Determination IMMI 15/112 is validly made.
As you would be aware, we have communicated to clients via the website and hope the information we have provided will assist affected clients receive a refund of their VAC.
This Determination is not disallowable.