IRCA news

Nigel Scullion
Wednesday 16 August 2017

Daniel Featherstone (General Manager) and our Chairperson Dot West (by phone from Broome), met with the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, in Canberra yesterday. They reported on IRCA’s progress to national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander broadcasting, media and communications, and the outcomes of Converge, our recent National Industry Summit.

Tuesday 15 August 2017

Formerly known as the Spirit Award, the Spirit Initiative includes a professional development opportunity with NITV in addition to the opportunity to produce a short documentary as part of NITV’s Our Stories(link is external).

IRCA GM Daniel Featherstone presents the letter to the Chief Minister’s Chief of Staff Alf Leonardi at Parliament House in Darwin.
Tuesday 8 August 2017
IRCA's General Manager Daniel Featherstone presented a letter to the Northern Territory Government calling on the Chief Minister to take a proposal to COAG for Indigenous Digital Inclusion to be added as a Closing the Gap measure. The letter from IRCA and the Broadband for the Bush Alliance, co-signed by 12 key national and NT organisations, argued that digital inclusion is both a pre-requisite and an enabler for the other Closing the Gap indicators such as health, education, and employment.
Wednesday 31 May 2017

IRCA has been surveying members and other stakeholders on:

Member service preferences Interest in the proposed IRCA Advisory Groups Possible new names for IRCA as it transitions to the national peak body.

The Survey will stay open until 30 June 2017, and is available at The final results will be made available in mid July.

Some trends are evident in the responses to date as presented here.


Friday 26 May 2017

MEDIA RELEASE- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media workers and organisations from across Australia met up at the CONVERGE, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Media Summit, in Alice Springs on Monday 22 May - Wednesday 24 May. Older and new generations shared their experiences, histories and dreams for the future of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media industry.