Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia Limited

Radio Programs

LAW MATTERS is an informative and entertaining program produced by the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (ALSWA). Presented by ALSWA Media Officer Jodi Hoffmann, Law Matters features discussion and interviews about human rights and the justice system.


100.9 FM 6NME Noongar Radio (Perth)
Alternate Wednesdays 11:00am to 12:00 (Repeated Sundays at 9:00pm)

National Indigenous Radio Service NIRS (National)
Broadcast on alternate Tuesdays at 2.05 to 3.00 pm (WST)

936 AM Wangki Yupurnanupurra Radio (Fitzroy Crossing)

Alternate Fridays at 3:oopm

(Broadcasting Law Matters since 27 March 2015)

96.3 Tjuma Pulka (Kalgoorlie)

Alternate Saturdays 11:00am to 12:00 Noon

(Broadcasting Law Matters since June 2015)

*If your radio station would like to broadcast Law Matters, please contact ALSWA on 08 9265 6666.

  • Law Matters Program 133 26th September 2018

    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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  • Law Matters Program 132, 29th August 2018

    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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  • Law Matters Program 131, 15th August 2018

    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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  • Law Matters Program 129, 18th July 2018

    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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  • Law Matters Program 128 4th July 2018

    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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  • Law Matters Program 127 20th June 2018

    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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  • Law Matters Program 126, 23rd May 2018

    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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  • Moorditj Mag on RTR-FM 17th May 2018

    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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  • Law Matters Program 125, 9th May 2018

      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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  • Law Matters Program 124, 11th April 2018

    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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  • Law Matters Program 123, 28 March 2018

    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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  • LAW MATTERS PROGRAM 122, 14TH March 2018

    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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  • LAW MATTERS Program 121, 28th February 2018

    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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  • LAW MATTERS Program 120, 6th December 2017

    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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  • LAW MATTERS Program 119, 11th October 2017

    Guest:  Jim Morrison, 2017 joint recipient (with Angela Ryder) of the 2017 John Curtin Medal [audio mp3="https://www.als.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Law_Matters_Ep119_111017.mp3"][/audio] Download
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  • LAW MATTERS Program 118, 13th September 2017

    LAW MATTERS Program 118, 13th September 2017 Guests: Black Comedy’s Steven Oliver is an Ambassador for R U OK. He joins us to chat about the importance of R U…
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  • LAW MATTERS Program 117, 2nd August 2017

    Guests: Professor Neil Morgan, Inspector of Custodial Services in WA, and Joseph Wallan, OICS Community Liaison Officer, discussing the recent OICS Report:  “Behaviour Management Practices at Banksia Hill Detention Centre”…
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  • LAW MATTERS Program 116, 19th July 2017

    Guests: Shahleena Musk, Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) Senior Policy Advocate and Raymond Muir, ALSWA (Albany based) Court Officer. [audio mp3="https://www.als.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Law_Matters_Ep_116_190717.mp3"][/audio] Download
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  • LAW MATTERS Program 115 21st June 2017

    Guests: Monique Kickett and Sasha Greenoff talk about their roles of ALSWA Diversion Officers assisting young people and their families through the Perth Children’s Court, and ALSWA Family Law Lawyer…
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  • Law Matters Program 113 24th May 2017

    Guests: WA Lawyer of the Year recipient Nicholas Van Hattem (Co-founder of the Piddington Society) and Adrianne Walters, Human Rights Law Centre Acting Director of Legal Advocacy, who'll be discussing…
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