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"It has been an unexpected and huge honour which I truly think could have just as easily gone to any one of so many other Australians... It has been a serendipitous event but a wonderful gift which I am trying to share and leverage for the benefit of all of us affected by mental ill health."

PROFESSOR PATRICK, McGORRY - Australian of the Year Presentation, 2010

"The stress that they're under is absolutely extreme. Indefinite detention. Not knowing when you're going to get out. The threat of being sent back to a country that you fear you're going to be murdered or tortured upon return. I mean, this is the most extreme form of stress you can possibly conjure up. And our country is doing this to these people."

PATRICK, McGORRY - on refugees in detention centres, 2000