Greek-Australian MP Steve Georganas Asks For Holiday Working Visa for Greek Citizens

Greek-Australian Steve Georganas, Federal Labor member for Hindmarsh, raised the issue of a bilateral agreement between Australia and Greece to the Immigration Minister, Chris Bowen. According to the agreement, Greek citizens will have the right to work in Australia while on holidays.

“We have many tourists in Australia from the UK or Canada who come here with a tourist visa and they have the right to work. So I can’t see why we can’t have the same agreement with Greece as well,” Mr. Georganas told Neos Kosmos.

He also said that he had meetings and correspondence with different Greek communities around the country, and it is a matter of time for him to consider it.

The Holiday Working Visa is for people aged 18 to 30 years of age.