IRCA transitions to National Peak Body

Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) has recently become the national peak body for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media industry. We effectively represented the remote media sector since our establishment in 2001. In October 2016, we expanded our role and changed our Constitution to reflect the new national representation. Building upon our established representation in the remote industry, we invite regional and urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media organisations and workers to now join us in providing a powerful and connected national voice for our diverse and innovative sector. 

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Wednesday 16 August 2017
Nigel Scullion

Daniel Featherstone (General Manager) and our Chairperson Dot West (by phone from Broome), met with the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, in Canberra yesterday. They reported on IRCA’s progress to national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander broadcasting, media and communications, and the outcomes of Converge, our recent National Industry Summit.

Tuesday 15 August 2017

Formerly known as the Spirit Award, the Spirit Initiative includes a professional development opportunity with NITV in addition to the opportunity to produce a short documentary as part of NITV’s Our Stories(link is external).

Tuesday 8 August 2017
IRCA GM Daniel Featherstone presents the letter to the Chief Minister’s Chief of Staff Alf Leonardi at Parliament House in Darwin.
IRCA's General Manager Daniel Featherstone presented a letter to the Northern Territory Government calling on the Chief Minister to take a proposal to COAG for Indigenous Digital Inclusion to be added as a Closing the Gap measure. The letter from IRCA and the Broadband for the Bush Alliance, co-signed by 12 key national and NT organisations, argued that digital inclusion is both a pre-requisite and an enabler for the other Closing the Gap indicators such as health, education, and employment. The proposal came from delegates at the Indigenous Focus Day held at the recent Broadband for the Bush Forum in Fremantle WA.