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

  •   26 April 2017 The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (Ltd) welcomes the findings and recommendations of the State Coroner in the Inquest into the death of Ms Mandijarra. Ms…
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  • 26 April 2017   The Federal Government’s announcement to overturn the proposed $16.7 million in cuts to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS) until 2019-20 comes as a…
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  • Guests: Bob Taddeo, WA Department of the Attorney General RE Aboriginal Justice Program Open Days in Western Australia; Alain Musikanth, President of the Law Society of WA RE Law Week…
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  • 12th April 2017 Guests: Annetta Bellingeri, Kimberley Senior Regional Officer, Consumer Protection.  Topics: Employment scams. Fake ATO phone call, dodgy pop-ups; Sabah Rind, ALSWA Community Legal Education Officer.  Topics: Upcoming…
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  •   The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (ALSWA) today welcomed the news that Gene Gibson has won his appeal against his conviction in the Court of Appeal. “It was the…
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  • Guests: Dennis Eggington, CEO,  Aboriginal Legal Service of WA and Alain Musikanth, Law Society of WA President [audio mp3="https://www.als.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Law_Matters_Ep_110_290317.mp3"][/audio] Download
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  • Free Community Event in Northam Northam on 4th & 5th April Book online 
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  • Free Legal Advice

    March 17, 2017
    Free Community Event Wednesday 22 March at the Meekatharra courthouse 9:30 - 2:00 pm Thursday 23 March at the Cue courthouse 9:30 - 2:00 pm
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  • Welcome back to Law Matters for another year! Our guests on our first 2017 program are ALSWA’s Community Legal Education Officer Sabah Rind and Chris Avent, WA Deputy Electoral Commissioner. …
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  • Law Matters returned to the airwaves today for another big year of broadcasting on 100.9FM 6NME Noongar Radio in Perth. The fortnightly program, which commenced back in 2010, is produced…
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  • Vale Mark Newhouse

    February 15, 2017
    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…
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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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • [caption id="attachment_3329" align="alignnone" width="300"] Dennis EggingtonCEO Aboriginal Legal Service[/caption] As a proud Aboriginal man, a father and a former teacher, I am dismayed to see WA Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan…
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  • Open Letter

    September 2, 2016
    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…
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  • 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.…
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  • 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…
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