Law Matters Program 156, 16th September 2020

Guests: Kriti Sharma, Author of Human Rights Watch Report (released yesterday): ‘He’s Never Coming Back’: People with Disabilities Dying in WA’s Prisons’; Dr Hannah McGlade about the solitary confinement of prisoners in WA; Gillian King, new Community Legal Education Officer (CLE) with the Aboriginal Legal Service of

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Law Matters Program 155, 2nd September 2020

Guests:  Roger Farley, Assistant Director Communication and Engagement for the Road Safety Commission -New mobile phone penalties from 1st September 2020; ALSWA Lawyer Hayley Barbarich talks about what assistance the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA can provide for community members sharing their story with the Disability Royal

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ALSWA Congratulates Lawyer Monica Collard: 2019-2020 NATSILS Trevor Christian Memorial Award Recipient

ABORIGINAL LEGAL SERVICE OF WA LTD MEDIA STATEMENT 12th August 2020  The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Ltd (ALSWA) is thrilled to announce that Wadjuk/Balladong woman Monica Collard has been awarded the national 2019-2020 Trevor Christian Memorial Award (TCMA). This esteemed annual award recognises the outstanding contribution of

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Law Matters Program 154, 5th August 2020

Guests:  Gordon Cole, Board Member of Shelter WA, about Homelessness Week; Jasmyn Yavu-Kama (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership Team Member of ‘Nutha Way’ (formerly Lore/Law) and Nick van Hattem, President of the Law Society of WA.   *This week is both Homelessness Week (2-8 August) and

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BITTER DISAPPOINTMENT AT DELAYS IN RAISING THE AGE OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY

The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Ltd (ALSWA) is bitterly disappointed that the Council of Attorneys-General (CAG) has delayed the decision to raise the age of criminal responsibility. ALSWA has been a strong advocate for change for many years through its long history of working with children

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Law Matters Program 153 22 July 2020

Guests: Jonathon Reid, ALSWA Family Law solicitor Last week’s Smoking Ceremony at the Perth Children’s Court; Commencement of the therapeutic pilot court for care and protection matters   Nick Van Hattem, President – Law Society of WA RE 2020 Sir Ronald Wilson Lecture Webinar To be presented

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Law Matters Program 152, 8 July 2020

Alice Barter, ALSWA Managing Solicitor – WA’s Inquiry into the WA Corruption and Crime Commission’s oversight of police misconduct investigations, particularly allegations of excessive use of force.   Cheryl Axleby, NATSILS Co-Chair and Chief Executive of ALRM – Raise the Age   Benson Saulo – Appointed Australia’s

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UTTER DISBELIEF AS OFFENSIVE CARTOON SURFACES IN TODAY’S WEST AUSTRALIAN

29 June 2020 A second glance at the Modesty Blaise cartoon in today’s West Australian newspaper beggars belief that in 2020, offensive content like this is still surfacing.  With its beginnings in the early 1960’s this cartoon should be banished never to resurface in print again. Dennis

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Law Matters Program 151, 24 June 2020

Roxanne Moore, NATSILS Executive Officer – Black Lives Matter, role of NATSILS, key issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the justice system;   Glenda Kickett, Social Reinvestment WA Co-Chair –  WA Legislative amendments to fines, penalties and infringements (FPINE);   Dennis Eggington ALSWA CEO

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POLICE INVESTIGATING THEIR OWN MUST END

POLICE INVESTIGATING THEIR OWN MUST END says ALSWA The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Limited (ALSWA) is outraged that investigations into the alleged misconduct of police officers is still dealt with internally.   Amidst the worldwide Black Lives Matter movement, ALSWA says that Indigenous people continue to

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