17th Reintegration Puzzle Conference

Rydges World Square, Sydney
19th-21st June 2024

Stepping Up

Patrick McGee

Churchill Fellow
Australians for Disability and Justice

Patrick McGee is a Churchill Fellow who investigated how to dismantle and replace indefinite detention of people with cognitive impairments in Australia’s places of detention.  Whilst on the Churchill Scholarship he participated in the 2022 review of Australia’s compliance with the Convention Against Torture in Geneva.  In 2023 as a result of this advocacy, he worked with the University of New South Wales and the Australian Human Rights Commission to develop a National Forum on Cruel Inhuman and Degrading Treatment of People with Disability in Australia’s Places of Detention.

Patrick McGee works as a disability and justice navigator supporting people with cognitive impairments and psycho-social disability who indefinitely detained are in Australia’s detention system’s particularly the states and territories forensic detention system.  Patrick McGee has a particular passion for supporting First Nations people with disability and psycho-social disability who are indefinitely detained and vulnerable to cruel inhuman and degrading treatment and has been working in the Northen Territory for over decades with central Australian Indigenous communities.

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