IRCA News

Third Indigenous Focus Day a success

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

This year’s Indigenous Focus Day (IFD) saw 64 delegates from around Australia get together at the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane on 7 June, a day before the fifth annual Broadband for the Bush Forum. The aim of the day was to promote digital inclusion projects and address the opportunities for, and obstacles to, the digital inclusion of Indigenous Australians and organisations. The event was hosted by the Australian Communications...

Broadband for the Bush Forum V: digital journeys

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Media release  Improving availability and affordability of services, setting minimum service standards and guarantees, advancing digital literacy and empowerment remain key priorities to bridge the digital divide between the bush and metropolitan areas. Addressing these issues in a holistic way were identified as paramount to achieve digital inclusion in rural and remote Australia by Forum delegates at the fifth annual Forum of the...

Congratulations to Neil Turner on 20th Anniversary at PAKAM

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016 IRCA Board and staff extends their congratulations to Neil Turner on reaching an incredible milestone of 20 years as Manager at PAKAM.  Neil has made a huge contribution to the remote Indigenous media sector since its earliest years.    Neil was invited to move to Broome in 1996 where he facilitated and coordinated the establishment of PAKAM in 1998. He was commissioned by National Indigenous Media...

Residents in remote community without television signal for months - NT News

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

YUENDUMU homes are without a television signal – and have been for months and years – because the Federal Government made no repair and maintenance plan to accompany the digital switchover, locals say. Residents of remote communities have needed a satellite dish and set-top box – the Viewer Access Satellite Television system – to pick up free to air channels since the analog signal was switched off in 2013. But these components are more complex...

Farewell to Indigenous broadcaster and land rights leader Tiga Bayles

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Board, staff and membership of Indigenous Remote Communications Association send their sympathy to the family and friends of long-time broadcaster, activist and land rights leader Tiga Bayles.  Tiga played an active role over four decades in the development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media in Australia.  He helped set up Radio Redfern in Sydney in the early 1980s.  He moved to Brisbane to set up the Brisbane...

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...