Supporting remote Indigenous media and communications

IRCA is the peak body that represents and advocates for the media and communications interests of remote and very remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia.  IRCA promotes the important role played by remote Indigenous media in maintaining language and culture and providing tools for self-representation and community development.  IRCA supports remote Indigenous media organisations (RIMOs) that have played a key role in the development of the remote media and communications industry in Australia.

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Thursday 12 May 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. 

Tuesday 3 May 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 to fix or replace than the antennas of the analog era.

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