National Conference on Reconciliation, Multiculturalism,Immigration and Human Rights

Hon. Al Grassby
former Minister for Immigration

A former journalist, Al Grassby has led a notable and distinguished public career. He has been a Member of Parliament in the New South Wales and Federal Parliaments. In 1972 he became Minister for Immigration in the Whitlam Government. Al Grassby has lectured at universities throughout Australia.

As a Minister in the Whitlam Labour Government he introduced wide ranging reforms in the areas of immigration, emigration, citizenship and services to Australians who were non-English speaking.




University of Technology, Sydney, 1-2 December 2000

Plenary Speakers