New skills lists were released last week setting out which skilled workers the States will sponsor. - Migration Place

The State Sponsored skilled visa is a permanent residency visa, which receives priority processing.
Applications are processed in 2 to 6 months whereas the general skilled visas are taking 18-24 months.
New lists were released by Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia on 25 January 2012.
Contact The Migration Place for a full advice on whether your skill is one that will be sponsored by an Australian State, and to outline the pros and cons of all visa options which may be available to you.