IRCA News

The new Radio Goolarri 99.7fm app has been released

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The new Radio Goolarri 99.7fm app has been released. You can now listen to Radio Goolarri on your Android or Apple device. Keep up with all the latest news, interviews and music. The new app is available to download from the Apple appstore or Google playstore. The app was built and provided by IRCA as a member service.  

Job Opportunities at IRCA

Monday, September 11, 2017

Join the inDigiMOB vision - for all Australians to have equitable and affordable access to appropriate communications services and skills that enable them to achieve their full capability and aspiration. inDigiMOB is about improving digital inclusion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote Northern Territory. IRCA currently has two vacancies with the inDigiMOB Project:  1. inDigiMOB Project Manager 2. inDigiMOB Project...

Satellite television in Remote Indigenous Communities: one third missing out

Friday, September 1, 2017

The view from the 2016 Remote Indigenous Media and Communications Survey It seems a long time ago now in terms of the speed of technology changes but the implications of the digital switchover of television in remote Indigenous communities in late 2013 is still being felt profoundly. Further investigation is required to identify ways in which television can be made available to the more than one-third of people who have reported being without...

IRCA Meeting with Minister Scullion

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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. At the meeting Daniel presented the Minister with a letter from IRCA...

NITV calls for emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander film-makers

Tuesday, August 15, 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). The winner will be flown to Sydney for a three week work experience placement where they will be mentored and trained by NITV’s experienced staff from a range of departments. They will then be commissioned to...

IRCA and B4BA call for Indigenous Digital Inclusion as a Closing the Gap measure

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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...