That is why I would apply now - ANMAC and AHPRA (for your wife) are both things that can take a few months. (I assume your wife is degree trained), and particularly in health there aren't as many jobs going around as there once was.
ETA - one of the agents on our sister site - commented to a member that if you're eligible now - you should start the process. The rules are changing all the time, jobs disappear off the list and the points needed has increased. Re nursing e.g. - you could register with AHPRA being diploma trained a few years ago - now you have to have a degree.
The Pound to Australian Dollar (GBP/AUD) exchange rate remained flat through the first half of Monday’s session, holding steady at around AU$1.8068 amid renewed US-China Trade optimism.
Hopes of a Breakthrough in talks appeared to be driven by a tweet from US President Donald Trump as he spoke of ‘Big progress’ following the latest round of talks.
While this helped to support the ‘Aussie’ it was ultimately offset by some mixed Chinese data, which left AUD to remain flat against Sterling.