The Greek Community of Melbourne contacted the federal Department of Immigration and Citizenship of Australia. The Community asked for sensibility concerning the request of Greek citizens to immigrate to Australia. Due to immigration provisions which are valid today, it’s almost impossible for someone coming from Greece to have a visa that would allow him to immigrate to Australia. As Mr. Papastergiadis claimed, he was before an inter-party committee and stated the Community’s views on the matter, while he also mentioned Greeks’ request to be allowed to immigrate to Australia. The members of the Committee (three Labor senators and three Liberals) said that they are aware of the problem and expressed their willingness to cooperate with the Greek Community for a possible solution.