IRCA transitions to National Peak Body

Established in 2001, Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) is currently expanding its role and representation to become the national peak body for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander broadcasting, media and communications industry. In October 2016, IRCA changed its Constitution to reflect this expanded role and move to an organisational membership model. Building upon its current remote sector representation, IRCA is now inviting regional and urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media and broadcasting organisations, as well as individual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media practitioners, to join IRCA in providing a cohesive voice for this diverse and innovative sector.  

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Wednesday 31 May 2017

IRCA has been surveying members and other stakeholders on:

  • Member service preferences
  • Interest in the proposed IRCA Advisory Groups
  • Possible new names for IRCA as it transitions to the national peak body.

The Survey will stay open until 30 June 2017, and is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ircamembersurvey. The final results will be made available in mid July.

Some trends are evident in the responses to date as presented here.

 

Friday 26 May 2017

MEDIA RELEASE- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media workers and organisations from across Australia met up at the CONVERGE, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Media Summit, in Alice Springs on Monday 22 May - Wednesday 24 May. Older and new generations shared their experiences, histories and dreams for the future of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media industry. 
 

Monday 15 May 2017

The permanent preservation of, and access to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultural materials is the focus of a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA).

AIATSIS CEO (a/g) Craig Ritchie said the MOU formalises collaboration between the Institute and IRCA who share a number of goals aimed at ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ archival material survives well into the future.