Marianne Dickie

Marianne Dickie is a senior academic at the Migration Law Program in ANU College of Law. She is passionate about migration law and practice, having worked extensively in the migration field since 1993. Marianne remains determined to improve the legal support system for all migrants by providing future migration agents and legal practitioners the best possible education. Marianne managed the Migration Law Program from 2007–15 as convenor, sub-dean and director. Marianne also understands the importance of grassroots work in this legal space. In 2007, she established a pro bono migration advice clinic that provides support previously unavailable or unaffordable to migrants in the ACT. Her commitment to human rights was recognised in 2012 when she was a finalist for the ACT Australian of the Year. Marianne is a general editor of Immigration Review, published by LexisNexis, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is a registered migration agent, holds a master’s degree in higher education, and is currently completing a doctorate of professional studies focusing on migration agents. She continues to research and write in her two areas of passion: education and migration.


Unintended Consequences »

The impact of migration law and policy

Publication date: August 2016
This book arose from an inaugural conference on Migration Law and Policy at the ANU College of Law. The conference brought together academics and practitioners from a diverse range of disciplines and practice. The book is based on a selection of the papers and presentations given during that conference. Each explores the unexpected, unwanted and sometimes tragic outcomes of migration law and policy, identifying ambiguities, uncertainties, and omissions affecting both temporary and permanent migrants. Together, the papers present a myriad of perspectives, providing a sense of urgency that focuses on the immediate and political consequences of an Australian migration milieu created without due consideration and exposing the daily reality under the migration program for individuals and for society as a whole.