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Vale Mark Newhouse

Deaths in Custody Watch Committee WA   The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA sends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of the late Mr Marc Newhouse. A tireless campaigner for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Marc was greatly respected by so […]

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ALSWA WELCOMES OPCAT RATIFICATION ANNOUNCEMENT 10TH February 2017 The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (ALSWA) welcomes the announcement by the Commonwealth Government that it intends to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) by December […]

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Decision in Ms Dhu’s death in custody inquest

Decision in Ms Dhu’s death in custody inquest set for Friday 16th December December 14, 2016 The Western Australian State Coroner will hand down her findings in the inquest into Ms Dhu’s death in custody this Friday. She will also decide on whether to release harrowing footage […]

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Statement to Media – Della Rae Morrison

Della Rae Morrison, a much loved and respected Bibbulman Noongar woman has been overwhelmed by the support she has received since her traumatic ordeal in Perth with Transit Officers. She is currently receiving assistance from the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA and will speak out publicly on […]

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ALSWA CEO Dismayed at WA Police Commissioner

As a proud Aboriginal man, a father and a former teacher, I am dismayed to see WA Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan endorsing the Bill Leak cartoon as an ‘accurate reflection’ of Aboriginal parenting. This sickening stereotype promotes blaming and shaming of all Aboriginal people and further alienates […]

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Open Letter

This weekend, across Western Australia, kids will be running out onto ovals across the state to play in footy finals. Good kids, troubled kids and struggling kids. Kids united by a jumper, a love of footy, supported by family, friends and entire communities. But this weekend, one […]

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Coronial Delays lead to prolonged suffering and heartache

This week marked the first anniversary of the death of a loved Noongar man, who passed away after a citizen’s arrest by a home-owner in the Perth suburb of Lockridge. For the family of the late Mr. Woods-Roberts, their sadness has been compounded by the knowledge that […]

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ALSWA Backs Calls For National Royal Commission

The shocking scenes from the Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre in the Northern Territory which screened on Four Corners (ABC-TV) this week must be responded to with a National Royal Commission, according to the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (ALSWA). “The images which flashed across our screen […]

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Four Corners: Don Dale Detention Centre

Australia should be shocked and appalled to learn about what we’ve known for years’ said ALSWA Am I horrified about what I saw on last night’s Four Corners program? Of course I am, it’s abhorrent. Am I shocked and surprised? Sadly, the answer is ‘no’ said Dennis […]

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100th Law Matters program for ALSWA

WA’s Chief Justice will join Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (ALSWA) CEO Dennis Eggington tomorrow when the 100th Law Matters program goes to air. Produced and presented by ALSWA, the fortnightly radio program commenced in 2010 on 100.9 FM Noongar Radio in Perth, and is now heard […]

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