Government Relations and Media Engagement

There are a number of key principles present in the dynamic relationship providers have with government and critical stakeholders.
With this in mind, DEA has engaged Counsel House, a national public affairs and government advisory firm, to develop a government relations and public affairs strategy and implementation plan.
This plan provides DEA guidance on the changing circumstances of our public affairs and government relations environment.

In this session, Counsel House representatives will outline key principles to better manage government relations at local, state and federal levels — examining how organisations of all sizes can interact advantageously with mainstream and social media.

DEA works with all levels of government to improve the understanding and appreciation of the contribution DES providers make to people’s lives, the community, labour markets and the economy. The media also needs our stories, insights and engagement.

What’s your story?

Counsel House will cover ways you can work with journalists, mainstream and social media to develop a narrative supports your organisation’s capacity to find people with disability jobs.

No matter how familiar or unfamiliar you are with the media machine, this session has something for everyone.


Counsel House Kerry-Anne Walsh, Journalist and Communications Strategist

Counsel House is a non-partisan, national government and public affairs advisory firm made up of some of the most experienced and effective advocates and strategists in the country. Together, Counsel House’s group of highly skilled multidisciplinary advisors form bespoke teams around its clients’ issues — covering a full suite of services across government relations, communications, stakeholder engagement, polling, and creative production.