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