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Bob Birrell


Professor Bob Birrell is the director of the Centre for Population and Urban Research at Monash University in Melbourne.

He has acted as an advisor on immigration issues to both Labor and Coalition governments. He was a member of the Commonwealth Government’s National Population Council from 1987–1993 and the independent Review of the General Skilled Migration Program (2006).

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