National Sorry Day

Today is National Sorry Day – 26 May 2020 The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Limited acknowledges the strength and resilience of our ‘Stolen Generations’. We reflect upon the trauma faced by the generations of our children who were forcibly removed from their families. We pay tribute

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ALS Congratulates Mara Barone SC on District Court Judge Appointment

The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Ltd (ALSWA) congratulates Mara Barone SC on her appointment as a Judge of the District Court. Ms Barone is a former Managing lawyer and in-house counsel with ALSWA’s Criminal Law Unit, where she worked for eight years until leaving to establish

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ALSWA Pays Tribute to Former Family Court Chief Judge

It is with heartfelt sadness that the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (ALSWA) pays tribute to the late Honourable Stephen Thackray, former Chief Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia. “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Thackray, who has a long

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Law Matters Program 149 4th March 2020

Guests :  ALSWA South Hedland lawyer Carly Price gives us an insight into life and work in regional WA; Glenn Shaw, Senior Heritage Project Officer/Aboriginal Heritage/Dept. of Planning, Lands and Heritage talks about the Review of the Aboriginal heritage Act 1972.  For more information on this, go

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Law Matters Program 148

19th February 2020   Law Matters is back for another year and our Guests on the program are Thomas Mayor who speak about The Uluru Statement From The Heart, ALSWA Custody Notification Service (CNS) Managing Lawyer Hayley O’Hara, and Kathy Russell, Managing Lawyer of ALSWA’s Family Law

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Law Matters Program 147

Law Matters Program 147 13th November 2019 Jodi Hoffmann speaks with Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Ltd CEO Dennis Eggington about a range of topics including WA’s Custody Notification Service, tragic police shootings in recent times, the ALSWA AGM and ALSWA’s current position vacant for a Community

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MEDIA RELEASE – POLICE BADGE NOT A LICENCE TO KILL says ALSWA

POLICE BADGE NOT A LICENCE TO KILL says ALSWA 14th November 2019 Tragically, at just 19 years old, Kumanjayi Walker’s short life is over, a life taken too soon at the hands of Constable Zachary Rolfe in the NT outback community of Yuendumu. His death comes just

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Law Matters Program 146, 2nd October 2019

Guest:  Peter Collins, ALSWA Director of Legal Services.  This program focuses on the Custody Notification Service (CNS) which commenced operations on 2nd October 2019.   Download

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