Political Engagement Webinar Series

In August 2018 delegates from the First Nations media sector travelled to Canberra to brief Federal representatives about our sector. On 26 September 2018 we delivered a webinar featuring Mandy Taylor, Dot West, Jodie Bell, Daniel Featherstone and Claire Stuchbery encouraging First Nations media organisations to engage with representatives at all levels. The webinar provided some ‘how to’ advice from the perspective of an expert in the field, sharing stations and personal experiences and connecting with First Nations Media’s 9 Calls for Action  Highlights from the webinar can be viewed below and the slides can be downloaded here (to be linked to file attached) for reference. With both State and Federal elections coming up in 2019, First Nations media organisations are encouraged to connect with candidates relevant to your community.

Mandy Taylor is a strategic communication specialist. She has a background in journalism and currently works in Canberra providing policy advice. In this recording, Mandy shares some tips and strategies for drawing attention from political representatives. (Video 1)

Dot West, Chair of First Nations Media Australia and Jodie Bell, CEO of Goolarri Media Enterprise share their experiences about engaging with politicians and private-sector stakeholders at both a national and local level.
Daniel Featherstone, General Manager and Claire Stuchbery, Policy & Strategic Communications Officer talk about what media organisations can do to support the Our Media Matters campaign and 9 Calls for Action through both direct and indirect actions.