The new Australian Minister for Immigration Brendan O?Connor is likely to fit quite smoothly into the new role of being Minister for Border Security aka ?Immigration?.

In 2009, as the Minister of Home affairs, Brendan O?Connor attended an interpol meeting in Singapore and discussed measures to stop people smuggling with the Sri Lankan Defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Brendan O?Connor was quoted as unashamedly saying that the Australian Federal Police would support training for Sri Lankan police officers and provide logistical aid, such as computers, cameras and evidence collection kits:

The UN expert panel report in 2011 and media reports support the fact that there are credible allegations that crimes against humanity and war crimes were committed by the Sri Lankan security forces under the leadership of Gotabaya Rajapaksa