|born on||12 July 1926 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )|
|Place||Brisbane, Australia, 27s28, 153e02|
|Timezone||AEST h10e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||18°32' 07°06 Asc. 02°28'|
Australian journalist and politician, born of Spanish-Irish parents in Brisbane and educated at a dozen schools around the world and the U. of South West England. Grassby served in the British Army during WW II and after returning to Australia in 1948, he entered state politics as Labour member for Murrumbridges, 1965-69, before entering Federal politics. He was the Federal MHR for Riverina, 1969-74 and Minister for Immigration in the Whitlam Government.
Grassby is noted for his flamboyant dress and gregarious ideals, putting ethnic affairs and multiculturalism on the agenda formally abolishing the white Australia policy. He married Ellnor Louez on 2/03/1962 and they had one daughter. He had a criminal libel indictment at one time that was overturned in 1992. The following year he wrote "The Australian Republic."
Al Grassby, who had been treated for cancer, died on 23 April 2005, two days after suffering a heart attack, after several months' pneumonia.
- Family : Change residence 1948 (Returned to Australia)
- Work : New Career 1965 (Labour member for Murrumbridges, four years)
- Work : New Job 1969 (Federal MHR, five years)
- Crime : Trial dates 1992 (Libel case overturned)
Dennis Sutton quotes Susan Alexander from Grassby, given in Sutton's 50 Australian charts, published 1996.
Sy Scholfield quotes Al Grassby in "The Morning After" by Albert Jaime Grassby (Judicator Publications, 1979), p. 8: "I was born in the early hours of the morning of the next day, making my birthday the 12th, a fact my mother was always quick to point out to me, saying that, after all, she was there and ought to know."
- Vocation : Military : Military service (British Army)
- Vocation : Politics : Government employee (Labour member, Federal MHR, Minister of Immigration)
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Journalist)