US musician on tour in Australia deported over tourist visa

An American musician booked for an Australian tour has been kicked out of the country after arriving in Melbourne on a tourist visa, 9News reported.

Los Angeles-based indie performer Colleen Green was questioned by the Immigration officials over her visa and her plans while in Australia, and not satisfied with her response, she was detained overnight and then deported earlier this week.

Taking a tour (or any other work-related commitments) on a tourist visa is illegal.

Ms Green was on an Electronic Travel Authority, and according to the Immigration Department website, "you must not work in Australia on this (ETA) visa".

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