IRCA Manager Daniel Featherstone recently visited Radio '4 Meriba Wakai' (4MW) - 1260am to meet with the TSIMA Board to assist with planning the establishment of the Remote Indigenous Media Organisation. IRCA has offered ongoing support with the RIMO development.
Remote Indigenous communities are one of the most digitally excluded groups in Australia. But where there is internet access, there is rapid uptake, particularly on mobile devices. Remote users are also one of the groups who benefit the most from internet access. And as we know, the internet is becoming the only way for many people living remotely to access some services – things like retail, training, banking – we've seen the consolidation of government services on MyGov.
Exciting times for IRCA as we begin the transition to becoming the official national peak body representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media organisations. IRCA leaders have been hard at work reviewing its Constitution, structure and services to prepare for this challenge. IRCA’s primary purpose will be to build the capacity of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander broadcasting, media and communications industry, providing effective representation and resourcing to assist remote, regional and urban media organisations.
Camp Ground facilities at the Banana Farm which is located in the community of Yirrkala, a short walk from Shady Beach.
There are one male and one female permanent toilet/showers onsite, as well as a shared kitchen and a washing machine.
There will be additional shower and toilet amenities set up. There will be a separate shower block for females and males available.
The fee for camping is $10 per night/per person.