Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia Limited

Media Releases


Media enquiries, including requests for staff bios and photos, should be directed to ALSWA Media Officer Jodi Hoffmann on 0428 948 610 or via jhoffmann@als.org.au

Reporting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Issues

  • Guests: WA Chief Justice the Hon Peter Quinlan SC and Paul Kaplan from the First Nations Deaths in Custody Watch Committee. [audio mp3="https://www.als.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Law_Matters_Ep_133_290818.mp3"][/audio] Download
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  • Calla Wahlquist from The Guardian Australia discusses the Database that the Guardian have researched and established called: Deaths Inside: Indigenous Australian deaths in custody, which can be viewed online at:…
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  • Guests: Mel Thomas from the University of WA lets us know about the 13th National Indigenous Law Conference which takes place at UWA on 25-26 September 2018.  More information on…
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  • WA’s Chief Justice Wayne Martin retires this week and he joins ALSWA CEO Dennis Eggington in the studio to chat about his 12 years spent as Western Australia’s 13th Chief…
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  • WA Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts chats with us from Halls Creek about new Kimberley local crime prevention initiatives; Parliamentary Education Officer Peter Dooley provides an insight into…
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  • Guests: Carolyn Lewis from the First Nations Deaths in Custody Watch Committee who will present a workshop on the tragic passing of Ms. Dhu at the National NAIDOC Aboriginal and…
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    June 15, 2018

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  • Guests: Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Director of Legal Services Peter Collins discusses this week's announcement that a 24 hour hotline will be set up requiring police to call the…
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  • MEDIA STATEMENT   The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Limited (ALSWA) has welcomed today’s announcement by the State Government that Western Australia will receive Federal funding to establish a statewide…
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  • Acclaimed author Kim Scott spoke about his latest novel ‘Taboo’ with presenters Jim Morrison and Jodi Hoffmann (ALSWA Media Officer). Listen to the program here: http://rtrfm.com.au/story/moorditj-mag-with-kim-scott-jodie-hoffman-and-jim-morrison/  
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  •   Guests:  Greg McIntyre, Senior Vice President, Law Society of WA and Dennis Eggington, CEO, Aboriginal Legal Service of WA *Law Week is on from 14-18 May 2018 – Information…
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  • ALSWA Media Officer Jodi Hoffmann co-hosted the program with Jim Morrison on 12th April with Guests, Author and Historian Anna Haebich and Wayne Bynder from Wangki Yupurnanupurru Radio in Fitzroy…
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  • Sallie McLean, Principal Legal Officer, Australian Law Reform Commission about ‘Pathways to Justice – An Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Rodney Dillon, Amnesty…
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  • Guests: Nyoongar human rights lawyer Dr. Hannah McGlade, and from the ALSWA Broome office, Court Officer Teeka Skeen and lawyer Marcus Dyason [audio mp3="https://www.als.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Law_Matters_Ep123_280318.mp3"][/audio] Download
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  • ALSWA ON RETIREMENT OF WA CHIEF JUSTICE Following today’s announcement that Western Australia’s Chief Justice The Hon Wayne Martin AC, will retire later this year, the Aboriginal Legal Service of…
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  • ALSWA Lawyer Lexi Lachal from the Civil & Human Rights Unit, can provide: on matters below: Police Complaints Racial Discrimination Consumer Rights False Imprisonment Prison Complaints Coronial Inquests Deaths in…
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  • Guests: ALSWA Community Legal Education Officer Sabah Rind, and ALSWA Civil/Human Rights Unit Lawyer Ashley Truscott (discussing the rights of prisoners). [audio mp3="https://www.als.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Law_Matters_Ep122_140318.mp3"][/audio] Download
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  • Kevin Blurton, ALSWA Bunbury Senior Court Officer, on 30 years at ALSWA – Kevin is also the Male recipient of the NATSILS Trevor Christian Award for Employee of the Year…
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  • In our final program for 2017, ALSWA CEO Dennis Eggington and WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson discuss ways of moving forward and how the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the…
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  • ALSWA Annual Report 2017

    November 27, 2017
    ALSWA Annual Report 2017
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