Brendan O’Connor

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Brendan O Connor said : “We have skeleton response crews because frontline regular units have been depleted so short. "So, we often have our control room staff who are put in an impossible position too, because this call is on the screen has to be dealt with and they can only send the resources that are available and a lot of the time now we see too inexperienced young gardaí, on their own, with no back-up available to send to establish the fact and when they go, what they are confronted with is extreme danger, extreme violence and attacks and they do not have the capacity to respond” External link

independent-ie Thursday, September 22, 2022 2:55:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “The gardaí who respond are possibly in a vehicle that is not suitable, there's an issue around driver training, so I commend the driver. "A lot of the time now, we see two inexperienced young gardaí, on their own with no backup available, sent to establish the facts and when they go, what they are confronted with is extreme danger, extreme violence and attacks and they do not have the capacity to respond” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, September 20, 2022 4:28:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “It’s not just one thing,” External link

suntimes Sunday, September 18, 2022 1:02:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “We know corporate greed is a huge factor in this,” “In April ‘21, we started seeing these crazy price increases, beyond the supply chain issues we saw during COVID. At some point you realize this isn’t just inflation or the supply chain. Someone’s getting rich on this plastic that I need” External link

suntimes Sunday, September 18, 2022 1:02:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “We certainly would refute some of the assertions, if not all the assertions, in the letter and we would take issue with some of the content,” External link

thejournal Saturday, September 17, 2022 6:33:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor reported : “The government last Friday announced it would lift its intake of permanent migrants to 195,000 this financial year, from July 1 this year to June-end next year, up by 35,000, to help businesses with staff shortfalls and ease reliance on short-term workers,” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, September 8, 2022 5:28:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Due to transferable skills being poorly recognised, students may need to undertake duplicate additional training that delivers similar skills to those they already have in order to move into a new job,” External link

pina Monday, September 5, 2022 2:32:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “We need to reform the VET sector, we need to put TAFE back at the centre (and) we need to deliver courses, apprenticeships and traineeships that are actually filling skill shortages,” External link

pina Monday, September 5, 2022 2:32:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : "These are complex issues and we need to work out how we deal with each sector," External link

tribune Sunday, September 4, 2022 3:09:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "The breathless hysteria about massive disputation happening because we use a new vehicle to bargain is not borne out by the facts," "That doesn’t happen where there’s sector bargaining or multi-employer bargain" External link

tribune Sunday, September 4, 2022 3:09:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : “These are complex issues and we need to work out how we deal with each sector,” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, September 4, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “The breathless hysteria about massive disputation happening because we use a new vehicle to bargain is not borne out by the facts,” “That doesn’t happen where there’s sector bargaining or multi-employer bargain” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, September 4, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : “These are complex issues and we need to work out how we deal with each sector,” External link

bworldcom Sunday, September 4, 2022 1:46:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “The breathless hysteria about massive disputation happening because we use a new vehicle to bargain is not borne out by the facts,” “That doesn’t happen where there’s sector bargaining or multi-employer bargain” External link

bworldcom Sunday, September 4, 2022 1:46:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “That’s certainly the amount that we’re hoping to be able to provide ... but it’s predicated on an agreement with the states and territories in order to ensure that we have the reforms so that it’s fit for purpose for students, current workers and the labour market,” External link

theherald-au Sunday, September 4, 2022 1:34:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : "These are complex issues and we need to work out how we deal with each sector," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Sunday, September 4, 2022 12:11:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "The breathless hysteria about massive disputation happening because we use a new vehicle to bargain is not borne out by the facts," "That doesn’t happen where there’s sector bargaining or multi-employer bargain" External link

thepeninsulaqatar Sunday, September 4, 2022 12:11:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “That’s certainly the amount that we’re hoping to be able to provide ... but it’s predicated on an agreement with the states and territories in order to ensure that we have the reforms so that it’s fit for purpose for students, current workers and the labour market,” External link

theage Sunday, September 4, 2022 11:42:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : "These are complex issues and we need to work out how we deal with each sector," External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 4, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "The breathless hysteria about massive disputation happening because we use a new vehicle to bargain is not borne out by the facts," "That doesn't happen where there's sector bargaining or multi-employer bargain" External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 4, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "Due to transferable skills being poorly recognised, students may need to undertake duplicate additional training that delivers similar skills to those they already have in order to move into a new job," External link

bordermail Sunday, September 4, 2022 9:29:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "We need to reform the VET sector, we need to put TAFE back at the centre (and) we need to deliver courses, apprenticeships and traineeships that are actually filling skill shortages," External link

bordermail Sunday, September 4, 2022 9:29:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “That’s certainly the amount that we’re hoping to be able to provide ... but it’s predicated on an agreement with the states and territories in order to ensure that we have the reforms so that it’s fit for purpose for students, current workers and the labour market,” External link

theage Sunday, September 4, 2022 9:26:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : "These are complex issues and we need to work out how we deal with each sector," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, September 4, 2022 7:57:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "The breathless hysteria about massive disputation happening because we use a new vehicle to bargain is not borne out by the facts," "That doesn’t happen where there’s sector bargaining or multi-employer bargain" External link

news-yahoo Sunday, September 4, 2022 7:57:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “We need to reform the VET sector, we need to put TAFE back at the centre (and) we need to deliver courses, apprenticeships and traineeships that are actually filling skill shortages,” External link

aap-au Sunday, September 4, 2022 5:47:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : "These are complex issues and we need to work out how we deal with each sector," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, September 4, 2022 4:37:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “While sentencing is a matter for the judiciary, this case clearly highlights the very weaknesses in current legislation that this association has consistently drawn attention to… The current system is not delivering justice for our members who become victims or the citizens we try to keep safe from serious harm” External link

independent-ie Monday, August 29, 2022 12:27:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “we need to increase the permanent skilled migration pathway” External link

watoday Sunday, August 28, 2022 12:33:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Mr Morrison ) : "I don't think Mr Morrison has come entirely clean about what motivated him," "The commentary that we have heard in the past few days would indicate that Australians expect the traditional conventions of our parliament and our Westminster systems be upheld" External link

abc-au Monday, August 22, 2022 5:20:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "The convention is the governor-general acts on the advice of the prime minister and therefore the focus, quite rightly, is on the prime minister," External link

abc-au Monday, August 22, 2022 5:20:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "Employers could not continue employing them because they never received any form of support. Even when, as we know, there was a lot of support out for the economy," External link

abc-au Sunday, August 21, 2022 11:55:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Mr Morrison ) : "I don't think Mr Morrison has come entirely clean about what motivated him," External link

abc-au Sunday, August 21, 2022 10:11:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "The convention is the governor-general acts on the advice of the prime minister and therefore the focus, quite rightly, is on the prime minister," External link

abc-au Sunday, August 21, 2022 10:11:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "But what about the second? The third? The fourth and the fifth?" External link

abc-au Sunday, August 21, 2022 10:11:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Mr Morrison ) : "I don't think Mr Morrison has come entirely clear about what motivated him," External link

abc-au Sunday, August 21, 2022 5:54:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "The convention is the governor-general acts on the advice of the prime minister and therefore the focus, quite rightly, is on the prime minister," External link

abc-au Sunday, August 21, 2022 5:54:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "But what about the second? The third? The fourth and the fifth?" External link

abc-au Sunday, August 21, 2022 5:54:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Labor ) : “We’ve got a big job ahead to address the skills crisis but Labor will do more to train the local workforce and crack down on the exploitation of foreign workers,” External link

independent-UG Monday, August 15, 2022 10:26:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "We have to find whatever means possible to supply skills to our labour market because increasing the skills in our labour market will increase productivity," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, August 14, 2022 9:43:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "We have to find whatever means possible to supply skills to our labour market because increasing the skills in our labour market will increase productivity," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, August 14, 2022 9:25:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Labor ) : "We've got a big job ahead to address the skills crisis but Labor will do more to train the local workforce and crack down on the exploitation of foreign workers," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, August 14, 2022 10:06:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “we do have to be more sophisticated in measuring people’s competencies” External link

watoday Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:38:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “I think maybe there’s some work to be done about assessing competencies and reviewing whether the current set of assumptions... are really fair to those people who are seeking application,” External link

watoday Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:38:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : "Or is it a case that members are performing duties and they have the adequate training and knowledge of what is required in relation to taking the samples. We just need a bit more clarity," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, August 10, 2022 10:56:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Our goal is building a bigger, better-trained and more productive workforce; boosting incomes and living standards; and creating more opportunities for more Australians to get ahead and to realise their aspirations,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, July 31, 2022 10:04:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor asks : “Are you saying their feelings are kinda hurt at the moment?” External link

irishtimes Friday, July 29, 2022 5:00:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "Many short GRBs are found in bright galaxies relatively close to us, but some of them appear to have no corresponding galactic home," External link

phys Wednesday, July 27, 2022 3:10:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "These hostless GRBs presented an intriguing mystery and astronomers had proposed two explanations for their seemingly isolated existence," External link

phys Wednesday, July 27, 2022 3:10:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "We felt this second scenario was the most plausible to explain a large fraction of hostless events," "We then used the most powerful telescopes on Earth to collect deep images of the GRB locations and uncovered otherwise invisible galaxies 8 to 10 billion light-years away from Earth" External link

phys Wednesday, July 27, 2022 3:10:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "This pushes the timescale back on when the universe received the 'Midas touch' and became seeded with the heaviest elements on the periodic table," External link

phys Wednesday, July 27, 2022 3:10:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Commission ) : “As a nation we are experiencing skills and labour shortages across industries that are vital to the health and wellbeing of Australians and our economy,” “JSA will build on the work started by the National Skills Commission, but with a much broader remit to address issues in the skills and training sector, while forging closer partnerships with key stakeholders. It will also play an active role in workforce planning to look at future trends” External link

guardian Tuesday, July 26, 2022 9:01:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “According to the OECD, Australia is experiencing the second most severe labour shortage in the developed world,” External link

watoday Thursday, July 21, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “According to the OECD, Australia is experiencing the second most severe labour shortage in the developed world,” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:13:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “According to the OECD, Australia is experiencing the second most severe labour shortage in the developed world,” External link

theage Wednesday, July 20, 2022 3:57:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “According to the OECD, Australia is experiencing the second most severe labour shortage in the developed world,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, July 20, 2022 3:31:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “I’m getting some texts here… Just to say, it’s a complete coincidence that you’re on this week – obviously in the light of the other rows and everything – this is not part of some kind of trans washing project on behalf of RTÉ, you were booked to be on here anyway,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 18, 2022 7:05:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Scott Morrison likes to say it wasn’t his job to stop the Port of Darwin being flogged to a company with ties to the Chinese Communist Party,” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Even our American allies chided Australia for the decision” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Scott Morrison likes to say it wasn’t his job to stop the Port of Darwin being flogged to a company with ties to the Chinese Communist Party,” External link

smh Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:40:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Even our American allies chided Australia for the decision” External link

smh Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:40:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Scott Morrison likes to say it wasn’t his job to stop the Port of Darwin being flogged to a company with ties to the Chinese Communist Party,” External link

watoday Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:31:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Even our American allies chided Australia for the decision” External link

watoday Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:31:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Scott Morrison likes to say it wasn’t his job to stop the Port of Darwin being flogged to a company with ties to the Chinese Communist Party,” External link

theage Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:16:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Even our American allies chided Australia for the decision” External link

theage Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:16:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Labor ) : “Federal Labor will keep a very close eye on the process and won’t make unilateral decisions without consultation with the chief of defence force and the department, including as to whether there has been any change in advice between multiple defence ministers,” External link

guardian Monday, May 9, 2022 8:54:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “It’s not in this country’s interest for a political party to attack the other major political party on the basis of appeasing China — particularly when it’s untrue,” External link

japantoday Friday, May 6, 2022 1:09:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “It’s not in this country’s interest for a political party to attack the other major political party on the basis of appeasing China — particularly when it’s untrue,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:19:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “It’s not in this country’s interest for a political party to attack the other major political party on the basis of appeasing China — particularly when it’s untrue,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “It’s not in this country’s interest for a political party to attack the other major political party on the basis of appeasing China — particularly when it’s untrue,” External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:10:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "We've agreed with the government … it is not the Australian government or Australia that's changed its behaviour. It is China," External link

abc-au Thursday, May 5, 2022 9:18:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "We have failed there … I'm not suggesting it was easy to stop, but more should have been done," "The Foreign Minister should have been there. Scott Morrison should have got on the phone to the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands and actually, you know, pleaded with him not to go down this path" External link

abc-au Thursday, May 5, 2022 9:18:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Peter Dutton ) : "I would agree with Peter that the Collins class submarines are very, very capable boats … however if we could bring forward the delivery of nuclear-propelled submarines, and Peter seems confident, that would be a good thing," External link

abc-au Thursday, May 5, 2022 9:18:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Karen Andrews ) : "Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews is so out of depth in her security portfolio she's embarking on flights of conspiratorial fantasy," External link

upi Wednesday, April 27, 2022 8:07:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "In recent years, this government has been derelict when it comes to its relationship with...Pacific island countries," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, April 26, 2022 7:46:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Pacific Islanders ) : “In recent years, this government has been derelict when it comes to its relationship with … Pacific island countries,” External link

japantoday Tuesday, April 26, 2022 10:27:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Pacific Islanders ) : “In recent years, this government has been derelict when it comes to its relationship with … Pacific island countries,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, April 26, 2022 8:52:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Pacific Islanders ) : “In recent years, this government has been derelict when it comes to its relationship with … Pacific island countries,” External link

alarabiya-en Tuesday, April 26, 2022 8:49:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Pacific Islanders ) : “In recent years, this government has been derelict when it comes to its relationship with … Pacific island countries,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 26, 2022 8:44:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Pacific Islanders ) : “In recent years, this government has been derelict when it comes to its relationship with … Pacific island countries,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, April 26, 2022 8:16:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Pacific Islanders ) : “In recent years, this government has been derelict when it comes to its relationship with … Pacific island countries,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, April 26, 2022 7:49:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "It may well be the case that they've acted in an improper manner in terms of convincing the Solomon Islands to enter into such an arrangement," External link

yahoo-au Monday, April 25, 2022 2:31:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Frankly, that is a very bewildering decision by the government and we’d be examining that as a matter of urgency if elected,” External link

guardian Wednesday, April 20, 2022 3:21:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “To demonstrate this is not just a marketing ploy, the government must transparently answer questions about the way the sites have been chosen and who chose them,” “Australians deserve to know if the government went through rigorous processes or if these bases have been chosen on a whim close to an election” External link

guardian Saturday, April 9, 2022 11:19:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “To demonstrate this is not just a marketing ploy, the government must transparently answer questions about the way the sites have been chosen and who chose them,” “Australians deserve to know if the government went through rigorous processes or if these bases have been chosen on a whim close to an election” External link

guardian Friday, April 8, 2022 11:38:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "What we have done to date is to stand up for sovereignty, independence and democracy, and we had no choice but to do that," External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, April 8, 2022 9:02:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "The situation is a vicious circle as those left behind become more disillusioned and burned out and start to contemplate whether they should also retire or resign from the organisation" External link

irishmirror Tuesday, April 5, 2022 11:23:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor claimed : “How on earth can Australians trust this government to deliver what they promise when they hide unpopular decisions?” External link

guardian Friday, April 1, 2022 8:25:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor claimed : “up to $5.5bn will be wasted on a non-existent fleet of submarines” External link

guardian Friday, April 1, 2022 8:25:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : "Murky numbers from the Morrison government on the Attack Class [French] submarines is sadly unsurprising," "This is a government that boasts about their spending on Defence, but their cost blowouts run into the billions of dollars" External link

abc-au Friday, April 1, 2022 8:20:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “The bond between the United States and Australia cannot be overstated. It is a connection formed through our shared beliefs, aspirations and democratic values,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, March 16, 2022 10:52:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "This is because declaring intended military action in response to hypothetical situations only serves to tilt the strategic calculation in favour of those who seek to instigate conflict," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, March 16, 2022 4:39:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “Everyone who was watching their television screens during the course of these terrible events knew that this was unprecedented and needed immediate action,” External link

aap-au Sunday, March 13, 2022 6:53:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "There is no investment 'too much' when it comes to the securing our citizens and our country," External link

bordermail Sunday, March 13, 2022 5:19:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "SaaS platforms have become business operating systems because they are so flexible and powerful. There are many valid reasons for workloads and applications running on a SaaS platform to communicate externally, such as to integrate with emails and text messages or host a support portal for your customers," "SaaS adoption skyrocketed during the pandemic, but unfortunately, investments in people, processes, and technology to secure and monitor SaaS has not kept up. In AppOmni's experience, significant data exposures like this are far more common than customers realize" External link

zdnet Wednesday, March 9, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Scott Morrison ) : "The suggestion for a base for nuclear-powered submarines is just another ploy from the Prime Minister to get a headline without providing any detail of how this will be implemented or even when it will be delivered," "It seems like Scott Morrison is trying to divert attention from the fact the nuclear-powered submarines won’t come into effect for more than a decade, leaving Australia with a significant capability gap" External link

abc-au Monday, March 7, 2022 6:04:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Labor ) : "Our hopes of course that through such action we'll see an end to this violence and this conflict, and until we see anything like that, we need to ratchet up the pressure," "If the government has any other options in so far as increased sanctions, whether it is targeting the oligarchs or is providing lethal aid through NATO, Labor supports that" External link

illawarramercury Sunday, March 6, 2022 6:32:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Labor ) : "Our hopes of course that through such action we'll see an end to this violence and this conflict, and until we see anything like that, we need to ratchet up the pressure," "If the government has any other options in so far as increased sanctions, whether it is targeting the oligarchs or is providing lethal aid through NATO, Labor supports that" External link

bordermail Sunday, March 6, 2022 5:56:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Labor ) : “Our hopes of course that through such action we’ll see an end to this violence and this conflict, and until we see anything like that, we need to ratchet up the pressure,” “If the government has any other options in so far as increased sanctions, whether it is targeting the oligarchs or is providing lethal aid through NATO, Labor supports that” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, March 6, 2022 3:53:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “It is important for us to briefed in terms of the exact location of the surveillance craft and what would seem to be highly irresponsible actions taken by the PLA vessel” External link

news_com_au Monday, February 21, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Certainly from the beginning we’ve argued that we need to do every thing we can to maintain peace and stability in the region,” External link

news_com_au Monday, February 21, 2022 6:05:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "Leaking from cabinet is a criminal offence. Has the prime minister asked the Australian Federal Police to investigate the source of the major cabinet leak designed to undermine the prime minister?" External link

illawarramercury Friday, February 18, 2022 9:23:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Labor ) : “While Labor supports the Aukus deal, it shouldn’t detract from this government’s constant bungling of defence contracts,” “We hope the Aukus agreement, which is still yet to deliver any contracts, will be handled with a lot more care” External link

guardian Thursday, February 3, 2022 2:06:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “If the Government wanted to express their gratitude to frontline workers then we should be there with that group,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, January 20, 2022 11:37:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Our members are telling us of shortages across the organisation but particularly on regular frontline units who provide the immediate response to calls from the public. Less gardaí means a reduction in the service that can be provided,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, January 6, 2022 6:23:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “The increase in Garda [civilian] staff numbers reflects the endless and ever-increasing duplicative bureaucracy that is labour intensive and devours resources at the expense of operational policing,” “Garda stations are bursting at the seams with administrative staff while the numbers of frontline gardaí available to patrol and answer calls is in decline” External link

irishtimes Thursday, January 6, 2022 6:23:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "We're back to the old style, fewer people expected to do more so it's an added burden on our members," External link

irishexaminer Monday, January 3, 2022 3:48:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “We're back to the old style, fewer people expected to do more, so it's an added burden on our members,” External link

breakingnews-ie Monday, January 3, 2022 2:23:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “We have been flagging the need for resilience, we asked for our membership to be prioritised in the original vaccination programme, our calls fell on deaf ears,” “In early December, when senior management were planning and could see what was on the horizon, our members had their leave reduced, but there was no mention of supporting us to get priority boosting, or now for PCR tests - there's no priority testing for gardaí,” External link

breakingnews-ie Monday, January 3, 2022 2:23:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “As we speak today Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan is on a hunger strike and at risk of dying without the urgent medical requirements that she needs,” External link

guardian Thursday, December 2, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "There was an Irish connection to the reason you had to leave [Top Gear]. The producer you punched was Irish" External link

themirror Saturday, November 20, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : "I know exactly what you mean" External link

irishmirror Saturday, November 20, 2021 4:47:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "You are speaking to someone who did bring someone like that into the world ... why is it immoral not to abort it?" External link

christiantoday Monday, May 17, 2021 4:47:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “The important thing for us is to not cancel things if we don’t need to . . . We are prioritising urgent and time-dependent work,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “We’ve gone right back to years ago, we’ve got literally runners in the hospital bringing pieces of paper around with results,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "I believe that the ban on flights would be sufficient to prevent people coming back to Australia," External link

yahoo-au Monday, May 3, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "I believe that the ban on flights would be sufficient to prevent people coming back to Australia," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:49:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "I believe that the ban on flights would be sufficient to prevent people coming back to Australia," External link

bordermail Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:54:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “I think every avenue should be explored to ensure that we look after Australian citizens overseas,” External link

guardian Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:35:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Frankly the focus should be returning Australians home. I have to say I’m surprised that the government is looking to go down that path,” “I believe that the ban on flights would be sufficient to prevent people coming back to Australia so I think in part that’s a political distraction from the main focus, which should be finding whatever means possible to ensure that Australians are able to return home” External link

guardian Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:35:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “I think every avenue should be explored to ensure that we look after Australian citizens overseas,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:35:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Frankly the focus should be returning Australians home. I have to say I’m surprised that the government is looking to go down that path,” “I believe that the ban on flights would be sufficient to prevent people coming back to Australia so I think in part that’s a political distraction from the main focus, which should be finding whatever means possible to ensure that Australians are able to return home” External link

msn-uk Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:35:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Labor ) : "Labor has been seeking a royal commission into veteran suicides for well over a year" External link

qt Monday, April 19, 2021 11:52:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “We are glad to see the government has made a decision, ” External link

aljazeera-en Monday, April 19, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "We have had 41 tragic deaths in the Afghan war during the time of battle which is, of course, a great tragedy," External link

illawarramercury Monday, April 19, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "We have had 41 tragic deaths in the Afghan war during the time of battle which is, of course, a great tragedy," External link

maitlandmercury Monday, April 19, 2021 8:15:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "We have had 41 tragic deaths in the Afghan war during the time of battle which is, of course, a great tragedy," External link

bordermail Monday, April 19, 2021 7:06:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor disse : "É difícil consertar uma coisa dessas" External link

noticias-terra-br Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor afirma : "N�o s�o ninjas pendurados do teto, s�o coisas muito b�sicas que atormentam as empresas" External link

folha Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:31:00 AM EAT



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spokesman28.50%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
employment spokesman20.19%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
veteran0.24%EN11/01/201701/11/2017
relations spokesman13.54%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
opposition employment spokesman12.11%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
minister1.90%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
relations minister0.48%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
host3.80%EN10/12/201712/10/2017
mp2.85%EN09/23/201723/09/2017
labor mp1.43%EN09/23/201723/09/2017
shadow employment minister0.24%EN09/18/201718/09/2017
employment minister0.24%EN09/18/201718/09/2017
spokesman for employment2.85%EN06/15/201715/06/2017
opposition spokesman for employment1.43%EN06/15/201715/06/2017
managing director0.71%EN03/10/201710/03/2017
director0.24%EN03/10/201710/03/2017
spokesperson0.24%EN11/21/201621/11/2016
labor spokesperson0.24%EN11/21/201621/11/2016
labour spokesman0.24%EN10/31/201631/10/2016
lawmaker0.24%EN10/30/201630/10/2016
former immigration minister0.24%EN10/30/201630/10/2016
minister for employment1.43%EN10/17/201617/10/2016
shadow minister for employment1.43%EN10/17/201617/10/2016
writer0.48%EN09/17/201617/09/2016
expert0.24%EN09/07/201607/09/2016
finance spokesman0.71%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
travailliste0.24%FR08/20/201620/08/2016
député travailliste0.24%FR08/20/201620/08/2016
opposition finance spokesman0.24%EN06/27/201627/06/2016
player0.95%EN08/22/201422/08/2014
Names Lang Count
Brendan O'ConnorEN72.55%
Brendan O'ConnorFR14.63%
Brendan O’ConnorEN11.76%
BRENDAN O'ConnorEN0.75%
BRENDAN O'CONNOREN0.15%
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Brendan O Connor said : “We have skeleton response crews because frontline regular units have been depleted so short. "So, we often have our control room staff who are put in an impossible position too, because this call is on the screen has to be dealt with and they can only send the resources that are available and a lot of the time now we see too inexperienced young gardaí, on their own, with no back-up available to send to establish the fact and when they go, what they are confronted with is extreme danger, extreme violence and attacks and they do not have the capacity to respond” External link

independent-ie Thursday, September 22, 2022 2:55:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “The gardaí who respond are possibly in a vehicle that is not suitable, there's an issue around driver training, so I commend the driver. "A lot of the time now, we see two inexperienced young gardaí, on their own with no backup available, sent to establish the facts and when they go, what they are confronted with is extreme danger, extreme violence and attacks and they do not have the capacity to respond” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, September 20, 2022 4:28:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “It’s not just one thing,” External link

suntimes Sunday, September 18, 2022 1:02:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “We know corporate greed is a huge factor in this,” “In April ‘21, we started seeing these crazy price increases, beyond the supply chain issues we saw during COVID. At some point you realize this isn’t just inflation or the supply chain. Someone’s getting rich on this plastic that I need” External link

suntimes Sunday, September 18, 2022 1:02:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “We certainly would refute some of the assertions, if not all the assertions, in the letter and we would take issue with some of the content,” External link

thejournal Saturday, September 17, 2022 6:33:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor reported : “The government last Friday announced it would lift its intake of permanent migrants to 195,000 this financial year, from July 1 this year to June-end next year, up by 35,000, to help businesses with staff shortfalls and ease reliance on short-term workers,” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, September 8, 2022 5:28:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Due to transferable skills being poorly recognised, students may need to undertake duplicate additional training that delivers similar skills to those they already have in order to move into a new job,” External link

pina Monday, September 5, 2022 2:32:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “We need to reform the VET sector, we need to put TAFE back at the centre (and) we need to deliver courses, apprenticeships and traineeships that are actually filling skill shortages,” External link

pina Monday, September 5, 2022 2:32:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : "These are complex issues and we need to work out how we deal with each sector," External link

tribune Sunday, September 4, 2022 3:09:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "The breathless hysteria about massive disputation happening because we use a new vehicle to bargain is not borne out by the facts," "That doesn’t happen where there’s sector bargaining or multi-employer bargain" External link

tribune Sunday, September 4, 2022 3:09:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : “These are complex issues and we need to work out how we deal with each sector,” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, September 4, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “The breathless hysteria about massive disputation happening because we use a new vehicle to bargain is not borne out by the facts,” “That doesn’t happen where there’s sector bargaining or multi-employer bargain” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, September 4, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : “These are complex issues and we need to work out how we deal with each sector,” External link

bworldcom Sunday, September 4, 2022 1:46:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “The breathless hysteria about massive disputation happening because we use a new vehicle to bargain is not borne out by the facts,” “That doesn’t happen where there’s sector bargaining or multi-employer bargain” External link

bworldcom Sunday, September 4, 2022 1:46:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “That’s certainly the amount that we’re hoping to be able to provide ... but it’s predicated on an agreement with the states and territories in order to ensure that we have the reforms so that it’s fit for purpose for students, current workers and the labour market,” External link

theherald-au Sunday, September 4, 2022 1:34:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : "These are complex issues and we need to work out how we deal with each sector," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Sunday, September 4, 2022 12:11:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "The breathless hysteria about massive disputation happening because we use a new vehicle to bargain is not borne out by the facts," "That doesn’t happen where there’s sector bargaining or multi-employer bargain" External link

thepeninsulaqatar Sunday, September 4, 2022 12:11:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “That’s certainly the amount that we’re hoping to be able to provide ... but it’s predicated on an agreement with the states and territories in order to ensure that we have the reforms so that it’s fit for purpose for students, current workers and the labour market,” External link

theage Sunday, September 4, 2022 11:42:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : "These are complex issues and we need to work out how we deal with each sector," External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 4, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "The breathless hysteria about massive disputation happening because we use a new vehicle to bargain is not borne out by the facts," "That doesn't happen where there's sector bargaining or multi-employer bargain" External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 4, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "Due to transferable skills being poorly recognised, students may need to undertake duplicate additional training that delivers similar skills to those they already have in order to move into a new job," External link

bordermail Sunday, September 4, 2022 9:29:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "We need to reform the VET sector, we need to put TAFE back at the centre (and) we need to deliver courses, apprenticeships and traineeships that are actually filling skill shortages," External link

bordermail Sunday, September 4, 2022 9:29:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “That’s certainly the amount that we’re hoping to be able to provide ... but it’s predicated on an agreement with the states and territories in order to ensure that we have the reforms so that it’s fit for purpose for students, current workers and the labour market,” External link

theage Sunday, September 4, 2022 9:26:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : "These are complex issues and we need to work out how we deal with each sector," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, September 4, 2022 7:57:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "The breathless hysteria about massive disputation happening because we use a new vehicle to bargain is not borne out by the facts," "That doesn’t happen where there’s sector bargaining or multi-employer bargain" External link

news-yahoo Sunday, September 4, 2022 7:57:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “We need to reform the VET sector, we need to put TAFE back at the centre (and) we need to deliver courses, apprenticeships and traineeships that are actually filling skill shortages,” External link

aap-au Sunday, September 4, 2022 5:47:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : "These are complex issues and we need to work out how we deal with each sector," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, September 4, 2022 4:37:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “While sentencing is a matter for the judiciary, this case clearly highlights the very weaknesses in current legislation that this association has consistently drawn attention to… The current system is not delivering justice for our members who become victims or the citizens we try to keep safe from serious harm” External link

independent-ie Monday, August 29, 2022 12:27:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “we need to increase the permanent skilled migration pathway” External link

watoday Sunday, August 28, 2022 12:33:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Mr Morrison ) : "I don't think Mr Morrison has come entirely clean about what motivated him," "The commentary that we have heard in the past few days would indicate that Australians expect the traditional conventions of our parliament and our Westminster systems be upheld" External link

abc-au Monday, August 22, 2022 5:20:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "The convention is the governor-general acts on the advice of the prime minister and therefore the focus, quite rightly, is on the prime minister," External link

abc-au Monday, August 22, 2022 5:20:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "Employers could not continue employing them because they never received any form of support. Even when, as we know, there was a lot of support out for the economy," External link

abc-au Sunday, August 21, 2022 11:55:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Mr Morrison ) : "I don't think Mr Morrison has come entirely clean about what motivated him," External link

abc-au Sunday, August 21, 2022 10:11:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "The convention is the governor-general acts on the advice of the prime minister and therefore the focus, quite rightly, is on the prime minister," External link

abc-au Sunday, August 21, 2022 10:11:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "But what about the second? The third? The fourth and the fifth?" External link

abc-au Sunday, August 21, 2022 10:11:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Mr Morrison ) : "I don't think Mr Morrison has come entirely clear about what motivated him," External link

abc-au Sunday, August 21, 2022 5:54:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "The convention is the governor-general acts on the advice of the prime minister and therefore the focus, quite rightly, is on the prime minister," External link

abc-au Sunday, August 21, 2022 5:54:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "But what about the second? The third? The fourth and the fifth?" External link

abc-au Sunday, August 21, 2022 5:54:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Labor ) : “We’ve got a big job ahead to address the skills crisis but Labor will do more to train the local workforce and crack down on the exploitation of foreign workers,” External link

independent-UG Monday, August 15, 2022 10:26:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "We have to find whatever means possible to supply skills to our labour market because increasing the skills in our labour market will increase productivity," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, August 14, 2022 9:43:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "We have to find whatever means possible to supply skills to our labour market because increasing the skills in our labour market will increase productivity," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, August 14, 2022 9:25:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Labor ) : "We've got a big job ahead to address the skills crisis but Labor will do more to train the local workforce and crack down on the exploitation of foreign workers," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, August 14, 2022 10:06:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “we do have to be more sophisticated in measuring people’s competencies” External link

watoday Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:38:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “I think maybe there’s some work to be done about assessing competencies and reviewing whether the current set of assumptions... are really fair to those people who are seeking application,” External link

watoday Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:38:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : "Or is it a case that members are performing duties and they have the adequate training and knowledge of what is required in relation to taking the samples. We just need a bit more clarity," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, August 10, 2022 10:56:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Our goal is building a bigger, better-trained and more productive workforce; boosting incomes and living standards; and creating more opportunities for more Australians to get ahead and to realise their aspirations,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, July 31, 2022 10:04:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor asks : “Are you saying their feelings are kinda hurt at the moment?” External link

irishtimes Friday, July 29, 2022 5:00:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "Many short GRBs are found in bright galaxies relatively close to us, but some of them appear to have no corresponding galactic home," External link

phys Wednesday, July 27, 2022 3:10:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "These hostless GRBs presented an intriguing mystery and astronomers had proposed two explanations for their seemingly isolated existence," External link

phys Wednesday, July 27, 2022 3:10:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "We felt this second scenario was the most plausible to explain a large fraction of hostless events," "We then used the most powerful telescopes on Earth to collect deep images of the GRB locations and uncovered otherwise invisible galaxies 8 to 10 billion light-years away from Earth" External link

phys Wednesday, July 27, 2022 3:10:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "This pushes the timescale back on when the universe received the 'Midas touch' and became seeded with the heaviest elements on the periodic table," External link

phys Wednesday, July 27, 2022 3:10:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Commission ) : “As a nation we are experiencing skills and labour shortages across industries that are vital to the health and wellbeing of Australians and our economy,” “JSA will build on the work started by the National Skills Commission, but with a much broader remit to address issues in the skills and training sector, while forging closer partnerships with key stakeholders. It will also play an active role in workforce planning to look at future trends” External link

guardian Tuesday, July 26, 2022 9:01:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “According to the OECD, Australia is experiencing the second most severe labour shortage in the developed world,” External link

watoday Thursday, July 21, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “According to the OECD, Australia is experiencing the second most severe labour shortage in the developed world,” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:13:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “According to the OECD, Australia is experiencing the second most severe labour shortage in the developed world,” External link

theage Wednesday, July 20, 2022 3:57:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “According to the OECD, Australia is experiencing the second most severe labour shortage in the developed world,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, July 20, 2022 3:31:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “I’m getting some texts here… Just to say, it’s a complete coincidence that you’re on this week – obviously in the light of the other rows and everything – this is not part of some kind of trans washing project on behalf of RTÉ, you were booked to be on here anyway,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 18, 2022 7:05:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Scott Morrison likes to say it wasn’t his job to stop the Port of Darwin being flogged to a company with ties to the Chinese Communist Party,” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Even our American allies chided Australia for the decision” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Scott Morrison likes to say it wasn’t his job to stop the Port of Darwin being flogged to a company with ties to the Chinese Communist Party,” External link

smh Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:40:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Even our American allies chided Australia for the decision” External link

smh Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:40:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Scott Morrison likes to say it wasn’t his job to stop the Port of Darwin being flogged to a company with ties to the Chinese Communist Party,” External link

watoday Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:31:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Even our American allies chided Australia for the decision” External link

watoday Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:31:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Scott Morrison likes to say it wasn’t his job to stop the Port of Darwin being flogged to a company with ties to the Chinese Communist Party,” External link

theage Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:16:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Even our American allies chided Australia for the decision” External link

theage Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:16:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Labor ) : “Federal Labor will keep a very close eye on the process and won’t make unilateral decisions without consultation with the chief of defence force and the department, including as to whether there has been any change in advice between multiple defence ministers,” External link

guardian Monday, May 9, 2022 8:54:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “It’s not in this country’s interest for a political party to attack the other major political party on the basis of appeasing China — particularly when it’s untrue,” External link

japantoday Friday, May 6, 2022 1:09:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “It’s not in this country’s interest for a political party to attack the other major political party on the basis of appeasing China — particularly when it’s untrue,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:19:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “It’s not in this country’s interest for a political party to attack the other major political party on the basis of appeasing China — particularly when it’s untrue,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “It’s not in this country’s interest for a political party to attack the other major political party on the basis of appeasing China — particularly when it’s untrue,” External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:10:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "We've agreed with the government … it is not the Australian government or Australia that's changed its behaviour. It is China," External link

abc-au Thursday, May 5, 2022 9:18:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "We have failed there … I'm not suggesting it was easy to stop, but more should have been done," "The Foreign Minister should have been there. Scott Morrison should have got on the phone to the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands and actually, you know, pleaded with him not to go down this path" External link

abc-au Thursday, May 5, 2022 9:18:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Peter Dutton ) : "I would agree with Peter that the Collins class submarines are very, very capable boats … however if we could bring forward the delivery of nuclear-propelled submarines, and Peter seems confident, that would be a good thing," External link

abc-au Thursday, May 5, 2022 9:18:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Karen Andrews ) : "Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews is so out of depth in her security portfolio she's embarking on flights of conspiratorial fantasy," External link

upi Wednesday, April 27, 2022 8:07:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "In recent years, this government has been derelict when it comes to its relationship with...Pacific island countries," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, April 26, 2022 7:46:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Pacific Islanders ) : “In recent years, this government has been derelict when it comes to its relationship with … Pacific island countries,” External link

japantoday Tuesday, April 26, 2022 10:27:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Pacific Islanders ) : “In recent years, this government has been derelict when it comes to its relationship with … Pacific island countries,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, April 26, 2022 8:52:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Pacific Islanders ) : “In recent years, this government has been derelict when it comes to its relationship with … Pacific island countries,” External link

alarabiya-en Tuesday, April 26, 2022 8:49:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Pacific Islanders ) : “In recent years, this government has been derelict when it comes to its relationship with … Pacific island countries,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 26, 2022 8:44:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Pacific Islanders ) : “In recent years, this government has been derelict when it comes to its relationship with … Pacific island countries,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, April 26, 2022 8:16:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Pacific Islanders ) : “In recent years, this government has been derelict when it comes to its relationship with … Pacific island countries,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, April 26, 2022 7:49:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "It may well be the case that they've acted in an improper manner in terms of convincing the Solomon Islands to enter into such an arrangement," External link

yahoo-au Monday, April 25, 2022 2:31:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Frankly, that is a very bewildering decision by the government and we’d be examining that as a matter of urgency if elected,” External link

guardian Wednesday, April 20, 2022 3:21:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “To demonstrate this is not just a marketing ploy, the government must transparently answer questions about the way the sites have been chosen and who chose them,” “Australians deserve to know if the government went through rigorous processes or if these bases have been chosen on a whim close to an election” External link

guardian Saturday, April 9, 2022 11:19:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “To demonstrate this is not just a marketing ploy, the government must transparently answer questions about the way the sites have been chosen and who chose them,” “Australians deserve to know if the government went through rigorous processes or if these bases have been chosen on a whim close to an election” External link

guardian Friday, April 8, 2022 11:38:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "What we have done to date is to stand up for sovereignty, independence and democracy, and we had no choice but to do that," External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, April 8, 2022 9:02:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "The situation is a vicious circle as those left behind become more disillusioned and burned out and start to contemplate whether they should also retire or resign from the organisation" External link

irishmirror Tuesday, April 5, 2022 11:23:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor claimed : “How on earth can Australians trust this government to deliver what they promise when they hide unpopular decisions?” External link

guardian Friday, April 1, 2022 8:25:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor claimed : “up to $5.5bn will be wasted on a non-existent fleet of submarines” External link

guardian Friday, April 1, 2022 8:25:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : "Murky numbers from the Morrison government on the Attack Class [French] submarines is sadly unsurprising," "This is a government that boasts about their spending on Defence, but their cost blowouts run into the billions of dollars" External link

abc-au Friday, April 1, 2022 8:20:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “The bond between the United States and Australia cannot be overstated. It is a connection formed through our shared beliefs, aspirations and democratic values,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, March 16, 2022 10:52:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "This is because declaring intended military action in response to hypothetical situations only serves to tilt the strategic calculation in favour of those who seek to instigate conflict," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, March 16, 2022 4:39:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “Everyone who was watching their television screens during the course of these terrible events knew that this was unprecedented and needed immediate action,” External link

aap-au Sunday, March 13, 2022 6:53:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "There is no investment 'too much' when it comes to the securing our citizens and our country," External link

bordermail Sunday, March 13, 2022 5:19:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "SaaS platforms have become business operating systems because they are so flexible and powerful. There are many valid reasons for workloads and applications running on a SaaS platform to communicate externally, such as to integrate with emails and text messages or host a support portal for your customers," "SaaS adoption skyrocketed during the pandemic, but unfortunately, investments in people, processes, and technology to secure and monitor SaaS has not kept up. In AppOmni's experience, significant data exposures like this are far more common than customers realize" External link

zdnet Wednesday, March 9, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Scott Morrison ) : "The suggestion for a base for nuclear-powered submarines is just another ploy from the Prime Minister to get a headline without providing any detail of how this will be implemented or even when it will be delivered," "It seems like Scott Morrison is trying to divert attention from the fact the nuclear-powered submarines won’t come into effect for more than a decade, leaving Australia with a significant capability gap" External link

abc-au Monday, March 7, 2022 6:04:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Labor ) : "Our hopes of course that through such action we'll see an end to this violence and this conflict, and until we see anything like that, we need to ratchet up the pressure," "If the government has any other options in so far as increased sanctions, whether it is targeting the oligarchs or is providing lethal aid through NATO, Labor supports that" External link

illawarramercury Sunday, March 6, 2022 6:32:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Labor ) : "Our hopes of course that through such action we'll see an end to this violence and this conflict, and until we see anything like that, we need to ratchet up the pressure," "If the government has any other options in so far as increased sanctions, whether it is targeting the oligarchs or is providing lethal aid through NATO, Labor supports that" External link

bordermail Sunday, March 6, 2022 5:56:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Labor ) : “Our hopes of course that through such action we’ll see an end to this violence and this conflict, and until we see anything like that, we need to ratchet up the pressure,” “If the government has any other options in so far as increased sanctions, whether it is targeting the oligarchs or is providing lethal aid through NATO, Labor supports that” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, March 6, 2022 3:53:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “It is important for us to briefed in terms of the exact location of the surveillance craft and what would seem to be highly irresponsible actions taken by the PLA vessel” External link

news_com_au Monday, February 21, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Certainly from the beginning we’ve argued that we need to do every thing we can to maintain peace and stability in the region,” External link

news_com_au Monday, February 21, 2022 6:05:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "Leaking from cabinet is a criminal offence. Has the prime minister asked the Australian Federal Police to investigate the source of the major cabinet leak designed to undermine the prime minister?" External link

illawarramercury Friday, February 18, 2022 9:23:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Labor ) : “While Labor supports the Aukus deal, it shouldn’t detract from this government’s constant bungling of defence contracts,” “We hope the Aukus agreement, which is still yet to deliver any contracts, will be handled with a lot more care” External link

guardian Thursday, February 3, 2022 2:06:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “If the Government wanted to express their gratitude to frontline workers then we should be there with that group,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, January 20, 2022 11:37:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Our members are telling us of shortages across the organisation but particularly on regular frontline units who provide the immediate response to calls from the public. Less gardaí means a reduction in the service that can be provided,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, January 6, 2022 6:23:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “The increase in Garda [civilian] staff numbers reflects the endless and ever-increasing duplicative bureaucracy that is labour intensive and devours resources at the expense of operational policing,” “Garda stations are bursting at the seams with administrative staff while the numbers of frontline gardaí available to patrol and answer calls is in decline” External link

irishtimes Thursday, January 6, 2022 6:23:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "We're back to the old style, fewer people expected to do more so it's an added burden on our members," External link

irishexaminer Monday, January 3, 2022 3:48:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “We're back to the old style, fewer people expected to do more, so it's an added burden on our members,” External link

breakingnews-ie Monday, January 3, 2022 2:23:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “We have been flagging the need for resilience, we asked for our membership to be prioritised in the original vaccination programme, our calls fell on deaf ears,” “In early December, when senior management were planning and could see what was on the horizon, our members had their leave reduced, but there was no mention of supporting us to get priority boosting, or now for PCR tests - there's no priority testing for gardaí,” External link

breakingnews-ie Monday, January 3, 2022 2:23:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “As we speak today Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan is on a hunger strike and at risk of dying without the urgent medical requirements that she needs,” External link

guardian Thursday, December 2, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "There was an Irish connection to the reason you had to leave [Top Gear]. The producer you punched was Irish" External link

themirror Saturday, November 20, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor added : "I know exactly what you mean" External link

irishmirror Saturday, November 20, 2021 4:47:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : "You are speaking to someone who did bring someone like that into the world ... why is it immoral not to abort it?" External link

christiantoday Monday, May 17, 2021 4:47:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “The important thing for us is to not cancel things if we don’t need to . . . We are prioritising urgent and time-dependent work,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “We’ve gone right back to years ago, we’ve got literally runners in the hospital bringing pieces of paper around with results,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "I believe that the ban on flights would be sufficient to prevent people coming back to Australia," External link

yahoo-au Monday, May 3, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "I believe that the ban on flights would be sufficient to prevent people coming back to Australia," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:49:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "I believe that the ban on flights would be sufficient to prevent people coming back to Australia," External link

bordermail Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:54:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “I think every avenue should be explored to ensure that we look after Australian citizens overseas,” External link

guardian Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:35:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Frankly the focus should be returning Australians home. I have to say I’m surprised that the government is looking to go down that path,” “I believe that the ban on flights would be sufficient to prevent people coming back to Australia so I think in part that’s a political distraction from the main focus, which should be finding whatever means possible to ensure that Australians are able to return home” External link

guardian Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:35:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : “I think every avenue should be explored to ensure that we look after Australian citizens overseas,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:35:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “Frankly the focus should be returning Australians home. I have to say I’m surprised that the government is looking to go down that path,” “I believe that the ban on flights would be sufficient to prevent people coming back to Australia so I think in part that’s a political distraction from the main focus, which should be finding whatever means possible to ensure that Australians are able to return home” External link

msn-uk Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:35:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor said ( about Labor ) : "Labor has been seeking a royal commission into veteran suicides for well over a year" External link

qt Monday, April 19, 2021 11:52:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor said : “We are glad to see the government has made a decision, ” External link

aljazeera-en Monday, April 19, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "We have had 41 tragic deaths in the Afghan war during the time of battle which is, of course, a great tragedy," External link

illawarramercury Monday, April 19, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "We have had 41 tragic deaths in the Afghan war during the time of battle which is, of course, a great tragedy," External link

maitlandmercury Monday, April 19, 2021 8:15:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor told : "We have had 41 tragic deaths in the Afghan war during the time of battle which is, of course, a great tragedy," External link

bordermail Monday, April 19, 2021 7:06:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor disse : "É difícil consertar uma coisa dessas" External link

noticias-terra-br Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Brendan O Connor afirma : "N�o s�o ninjas pendurados do teto, s�o coisas muito b�sicas que atormentam as empresas" External link

folha Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:31:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
spokesman28.50%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
employment spokesman20.19%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
veteran0.24%EN11/01/201701/11/2017
relations spokesman13.54%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
opposition employment spokesman12.11%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
minister1.90%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
relations minister0.48%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
host3.80%EN10/12/201712/10/2017
mp2.85%EN09/23/201723/09/2017
labor mp1.43%EN09/23/201723/09/2017
shadow employment minister0.24%EN09/18/201718/09/2017
employment minister0.24%EN09/18/201718/09/2017
spokesman for employment2.85%EN06/15/201715/06/2017
opposition spokesman for employment1.43%EN06/15/201715/06/2017
managing director0.71%EN03/10/201710/03/2017
director0.24%EN03/10/201710/03/2017
spokesperson0.24%EN11/21/201621/11/2016
labor spokesperson0.24%EN11/21/201621/11/2016
labour spokesman0.24%EN10/31/201631/10/2016
lawmaker0.24%EN10/30/201630/10/2016
former immigration minister0.24%EN10/30/201630/10/2016
minister for employment1.43%EN10/17/201617/10/2016
shadow minister for employment1.43%EN10/17/201617/10/2016
writer0.48%EN09/17/201617/09/2016
expert0.24%EN09/07/201607/09/2016
finance spokesman0.71%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
travailliste0.24%FR08/20/201620/08/2016
député travailliste0.24%FR08/20/201620/08/2016
opposition finance spokesman0.24%EN06/27/201627/06/2016
player0.95%EN08/22/201422/08/2014
Names Lang Count
Brendan O'ConnorEN72.55%
Brendan O'ConnorFR14.63%
Brendan O’ConnorEN11.76%
BRENDAN O'ConnorEN0.75%
BRENDAN O'CONNOREN0.15%
Brendan O'ConnorPT0.15%


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