IRCA News

Current Government Consultations

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Consultation on Spectrum Legislation Department of Communications and the Arts. Submissions due by 28 July.  Proposals put forward by the Department in this consultation are: Remove the broadcasting services band (BSB) concept and Ministerial designations of BSBs and devolve responsibility for spectrum designations and high -level planning decisions to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). Ministerial policy...

Media Release - Remote connected and savvy

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Broadband for the Bush Alliance is hosting its sixth forum Remote Connected and Savvy! on 22 and 23 June 2017 at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle. The Alliance is a national membership-based organisation dedicated to advancing the digital capacity and capability of those who live and work in remote Australia. The Broadband for the Bush forum is being held in Western Australia this year, recognising the many voices across this vast state and...

Lutjurringkulala Nintiringama Ngapartji Ngapartji

Monday, July 3, 2017

Our team are at Irrunytju (Wingellina) WA working with NG Media in the planning meetings for the 19th Remote Indigenous Media Festival. The Festival will take place 25-30 September 2017. Find out more about the Festival and check out the 19RIMF Program. Earlybird registration closes Friday 28 July. Register Now(link is external) and save! Nominate for the Remote Indigenous Media Awards here. Photo: Roma Peterman and...

Our radio listeners come from across the whole community

Thursday, June 29, 2017

From the 2016 Remote Indigenous Communications and Media Audience Survey Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander radio really knows its audiences. Remote radio has high acceptance across all demographic groups in remote communities. The regular listener demographic of RIMO Radio (80% of the survey population) aligns closely with the representation of age, gender and employment groups in remote communities.  Remote radio reaches a wide...

Radio apps released

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

You can now listen to the following IndigiTUBE radio stations on your Android or Apple device: Black Star Radio, CAAMA Alice Springs, PAKAM - Pilbara and Kimberley Aboriginal Media, 8PAW Radio Network, Radio '4 Meriba Wakai' (4MW), NG Media, PY Media - Radio 5NPY, Top End Aboriginal Bush Broadcasting Association (TEABBA). Some radio networks also have individual apps available. Visit the links below to download from the Apple appstore or Google...

Results of the IRCA Membership Survey

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

During May and June IRCA invited members to respond to a survey on matters relating to our transition to national peak body. The survey closed on June 30. We will be working with the results to guide services rollout, as well as take the next step for working with the sector on a new name.  Click on a chart to enlarge it for viewing.