Working together on the National Dataset

We are continuing to maintain, use and develop innovative ways to use the national Community Legal Centre dataset to empower and advocate for the sector.

Every centre who uses or reports to CLASS contributes to this valuable national dataset which allows us to show the work of the sector and advocate on behalf of the sector. Recently our Advocacy manager, Kelley Temple used the national dataset  to inform policy and tell the story of the impact of COVID 19 on our CLCs. You can find the report here

Also, for the Hands Up for Justice campaign we put together some data snapshots for every electorate across Australia so that centres can use these to inform their local MPs and Senators about the importance of Community Legal Centres, what the top legal issues are and who is being helped in their local area. See the graphic below.

Without a national dataset we would not be able to do this. Although we often think of the national dataset for NLAP funding purposes, it can be used for so much more to promote the valuable impact that CLCs have on a national scale.  CLCs Australia would love to hear any ideas you might have about applying the national dataset to your work and promoting the valuable work you do.

After all, those who are closest to the data often have the richest stories to tell.

Please feel free to contact me regarding your data stories:

Suzanne Slegers, Data Manager: [email protected]

Richmond Snapshot from Hands up for Justice
From the hands up for justice campaign a snap shot of services in the Richmond area by CLC's