Brendan O'Connor MP was sworn in as the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship on 4 February 2013.
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.
Immigration detains seven over suspected illegal labour supply racket in Queensland16 May 2013
Immigration compliance officers detained seven people on a farm in Stanthorpe in connection with the suspected supply of illegal workers in the region, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Brendan O'Connor said today.
More Sri Lankans returned to Colombo16 May 2013
A further 58 Sri Lankan irregular maritime arrivals have been returned to Colombo after failing to meet Australia's international obligations, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Brendan O'Connor announced today.