IRCA News

Media Release - Loss of ABC Short Wave Service in Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Statement by the Indigenous Remote Communications Association The Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) calls on the Australian Broadcasting Commission to reinstate its short wave radio service to ensure the safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote Australia. Short wave radio is a vital service in the many communities without mobile reception or a radio service. The technology of short wave radio...

PAW Media Archivist awarded

Thursday, December 15, 2016

On Thursday 8th December at the Yuendumu Careers Expo and Community Graduation, Mr. Simon Japangardi Fisher was awarded an Honorary Fellowship with Charles Darwin University. Japangardi is PAW Media’s Senior Media Archivist and holds a Masters degree in Anthropology. Japangardi also accepted a nomination for a team award from the Office of Pro Vice Chancellor at Charles Darwin University, in recognition of the Whole of Community Engagement...

Highest rating radio

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Remote Indigenous Radio is the highest rating radio in remote communities. Results of the 2016 Remote Audience Survey show that remote Indigenous radio is far and above the top rated station in remote communities! Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote communities have until now been largely unrepresented in surveys of radio and television preferences. The challenges of distance, lack of access to landline telephones, and...

Media Release - IRCA invites you to join a powerful and connected voice

Friday, December 2, 2016

Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) is currently expanding its role and representation to become the national peak body for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander broadcasting, media and communications industry. IRCA recognises the diversity within the industry and has consulted and worked closely with its stakeholders to determine appropriate membership, governance and support structures. The draft Strategic Plan 2016-19 has...

Media Release - 18th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival wraps up in Yirrkala

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Our Stories from the Home of Land Rights Last week 160 remote media workers and industry partners from across Australia gathered in the community of Yirrkala on Yolngu Country for the action packed 18th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival. Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) headed north, 1800km from Alice Springs to Yirrkala, to partner with Top End Aboriginal Bush Broadcasting Association (TEABBA) to co-host this year’s...

Media Release - 18th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

18th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival Yirrkala, NT | 26 - 30 September 2016 The 18th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival will be held 26-30 September in the community of Yirrkala. Hosted by the Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) in partnership with Top End Aboriginal Bush Broadcasting Association (TEABBA), the Festival will see over 180 remote media workers and industry guests from across Australia gather on...