Brendan O'Connor MP was sworn in as the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship on 4 February 2013.
Employers face tougher sanctions for hiring illegal workers23 May 2013
Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Brendan O'Connor today launched a campaign to raise awareness of new measures aimed at stamping out the practice of hiring illegal workers.
New online tool sets out 457 visa rights and obligations22 May 2013
Overseas workers holding 457 visas now have a new online resource to inform them of their rights and obligations in the workplace, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Brendan O'Connor MP, announced today.
More Sri Lankans returned to Colombo22 May 2013
A further 31 Sri Lankan irregular maritime arrivals are being returned to Colombo after failing to meet Australia's international obligations, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Brendan O'Connor said today.