Robert Gruhn


ECCV response to the Victorian government’s consultations on the Gender Equality Bill – Exposure Draft

ECCV is pleased to provide this submission towards the development of the Victorian government’s Gender Equality Bill (Bill).
Policy report

'Falling through the cracks'

The consultation findings presented in this paper confirm that the inability to access mental health services in a timely and effective manner leads to increased disadvantage and disengagement for culturally diverse individuals who are already highly vulnerable in many cases.
Discussion paper

Our stories, our voices: culturally diverse consumer perspectives on the role of accredited interpreters in Victoria’s health services

In 2016, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) Policy Advisory Committee on Health and Wellbeing (PACHW) discussed increasing concerns by health services and multicultural advocates regarding the low levels of awareness among culturally diverse communities about the role and engagement of accredited interpreters.

"Can you please help me? How can we live?": UnitingCare’s emergency relief and crisis support for asylum seekers living in the community

Asylum seekers living in the community are at serious risk of disadvantage, isolation and marginalisation, argues this report, which outlines the emergency relief services and other related support to asylum seekers provided by UnitingCare agencies. Summary Recent research conducted by UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania Unit...

Valuing capabilities in later life: the capability approach and the Brotherhood of St Laurence aged services

This study examined what the Brotherhood’s aged service users value in life, what enables them to live meaningful lives and what the services can contribute to this. The capability approach is used as a conceptual framework in which to consider a new model of aged...