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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ALSWA WELCOMES LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENTS TO FINES, PENALTIES AND INFRINGEMENTS

The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Ltd welcomes the FPINE Amendment Bill (2019) which was passed by WA’s Legislative Council last night.  ALSWA said that the amendments would play a significant role in reducing the fracturing of Aboriginal families and even loss of life.   “We have

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Law Matters Program 150, 10 June 2020

BLACK LIVES MATTER Guests:  Aboriginal Legal Service of WA CEO Dennis Eggington, Dr. Hannah McGlade, Professor Ted Wilkes, Tanesha Bennell (Co-Organiser of the Perth Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday 13 June 2020 starting at 12 noon at Langley Park in Perth. Download  

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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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