IRCA News

Media Release - Moving In One Direction

Friday, May 26, 2017

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.    The delegates came together to determine the...

Media Release - Looking back, looking forward

Friday, May 19, 2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media workers and organisations from across Australia are meeting up in the central desert for CONVERGE, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Media Summit. Hosted by Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) on Monday 22 - Wednesday 24 May, delegates will be welcomed to celebrate the rich culture of Eastern and Central Arrernte in the Opening Ceremony led by local Elder Kumalie Riley...

AIATSIS and IRCA formalise ties

Monday, May 15, 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...

REMOTE RADIO AND MOBILE CONNECTIVITY

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The 2016 Remote Indigenous Media and Communications Survey highlighted the importance and value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander radio to local communities. 80% of remote community members are regular listeners to the radio services provided through Remote Indigenous Media Organisations and Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Services. But for community members in areas without mobile connectivity, remote Aboriginal and Torres...

Media Release - Community radio gets funding for digital services

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) welcomes the commitment of $6.1million funding by the Australia Government, for targeted funding of community digital radio and costs associated with ACMA’s changes to the 803-960 MHz frequency. IRCA also congratulates the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia for its role in putting the funding case to the Australian Government. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander radio...

Special Notice

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Download IRCA Proxy Form here NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING To be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Alice Springs Northern Territory 3.00– 4.00pm CST Wednesday 24 May 2017 Agenda Present and Apologies IRCA Chairperson welcome and report Motion re eligibility for nomination of Directors Motion:  That the requirement in Clause 6.2.1.7 of the IRCA Constitution that “nominees for IRCA Director have been an Ordinary Member Representative or...