IRCA News

inDigiMOB Launch - PRESS RELEASE

Friday, April 15, 2016

Indigenous Remote Communications Association announce digital mentoring project inDigiMOB  A new digital mentoring project developed by the Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) was launched by the Hon. Bess Price, Minister for Local Government and Community Service in Arlparra on 15 April. Committed to addressing digital exclusion experienced by many Indigenous Australians in remote communities, the inDigiMOB program will...

Bridging the Divide – ACCANect 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Transcript from IRCA presentation at the ACCANect Conference 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...

Community Broadcasting Foundation announce new structure and governance model

Monday, February 29, 2016

The Community Broadcasting Foundation have announced a new structure and governance model.  The CBF will transition to its new structure in 2016, and there will be new grant categories open for application in early 2017.  The CBF will be contacting stations with information about how to take advantage of these new grant opportunities and how you can get involved.  Nominations for voluntary roles in the new structure open...

IRCA mourns the loss of longtime Board Member Annette Victor

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) are saddened to hear of the passing of our Board member Annette Victor.  Annette was on the IRCA Board dependably from 2007 –2011 holding the position of Treasurer and from 2013 up until her untimely passing. She also served many years as Board member for PAKAM, ICTV, and AICA. At the National Remote Indigenous Media Festivals Annette received numerous awards over the years...

AFTRS Skills Survey 2016 - Industrial Strength

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

IRCA encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media organisations and practitioners to participate in the AFTRS Skills survey to ensure that AFTRS plays an active role in supporting the development of the Indigenous media industry.  http://www.aftrs.edu.au/survey(link is external) AFTRS is undertaking a comprehensive industry survey to provide insight into the training and talent development needs of the screen and broadcast sectors...

Announcing the 2015-2016 IRCA Board

Friday, October 23, 2015

IRCA's Annual General Meeting was held recently during the 17th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival at Lajamanu, NT. IRCA would like to congratulate and welcome new Board members Gilmore Johnston and Simon Fisher and also congratulate Gilmore on being elected IRCA Chair. Gilmore works with Queensland Remote Aboriginal Media(link is external) and has extensive experience in the remote Indigenous media industry. He has...