Law Matters is produced and presented by the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Ltd in Perth. Commencing in October 2010, the show is broadcast live fortnightly from the 100.9FM Noongar Radio studios and repeated on the National Indigenous Radio Service (NIRS).

Hosted by ALSWA Public Relations/Media Manager Jodi Hoffmann, Law Matters is an informative show which focuses on the complex legal issues faced by First Nations Peoples.


First Nations Media Award
Best News of Current Affairs Story (Winner)
Law Matters – Dennis Eggington Reflections After 27 Years as ALSWA CEO

Community Broadcasting Association of Australia
Excellence in Journalism Award – Jodi Hoffmann (Finalist)

First Nations Media Awards
Best Feature Radio Documentary or Series (Winner)
Law Matters – National homelessness Week
Excellence in Indigenous Broadcasting (Winner)
Excellence in News & Current Affairs Broadcasting (Joint Winner with Wangki Yupurnanupurru Radio)
Best Radio Program, Talks (Finalist)

2020 First Nations Media Awards
Outstanding Contributor Award, Jodi Hoffmann (Winner)
Best Interview or Oral History (Finalist)
Best News and Current Affairs Program (Finalist)
Best Community Radio Documentary Service (Finalist)


100.9FM Noongar Radio on alternate Wednesdays 11.05 am to 12 noon (Repeated Sundays at 9pm) (WST)

National Indigenous Radio Service (NIRS) on alternate Thursdays 8.05 TO 9.00 pm (QLD time)

Waringarri Radio Kununurra WA on 693 AM on alternate Tuesdays

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

  • Law Matters Program #188, 29th May 2024

    Kate Gough, Senior Associate from Shine Lawyers – WA Stolen Wages Class Action.  Find out more and register for the WA Stolen Wages Class Action here:  Stolen Wages Class Action…
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  • Law Matters Program #187, 15th May 2024

    Guests:  ALSWA CEO Wayne Nannup and Len Yarran, CEO Wadjuk Northside Aboriginal Corporation talk about Old Ways New Ways, a new justice reinvestment youth diversionary program being established in WA.…
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  • Law Matters Program # 186, 3rd April 2024

    Guests: Dean Curtis, Law Society of WA talks about the forthcoming Youth Civics Leadership Day that ALSWA will be involved in; Paul Clark, Executive Manager, Education Prevention and Inclusion at…
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  • Law Matters Program #185, 20th March 2024

    Guests:  Marnie Williams, Aboriginal Family Legal Service (AFLS) Managing Solicitor, Perth region talk about the role of AFLS and Olivia Roberts, ALSWA Civil/Human Rights Unit Lawyer discusses Guardianship and Administration.…
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  • Law Matters Program # 184 6th March 2024

    First program for 2024 with Guests:  Michael Blurton (Chair of ALSWA Board of Directors), Wayne Nannup (ALSWA CEO) and Chloe Wood (ALSWA Manager, Civil and Human Rights Unit). [audio mp3=""][/audio]…
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  • Law Matters, Program # 183, 13th December 2023.

    This is the final Law Matters program for 2023.  We look back at the triumphs and tragedies of the year with Guests ALSWA CEO Wayne Nannup, ALSWA Director Legal Services…
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  • Law Matters Program #182, 15th November 2023

    Guests:  ALSWA CEO Wayne Nannup, Social Reinvestment WA, Community Campaigner Ronald Bin Swani and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Head of AIHW Justice and Education Unit Amanda Donges. [audio…
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  • LAW MATTERS PROGRAM # 181, 20th September 2023

    Guests: Noel Pearson - in Perth this week to talk about the Voice to Parliament and Ron Bin Swani, Social Reinvestment WA Community Campaigner talks about their ongoing campaign to…
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  • LAW MATTERS PROGRAM #180 6th September 2023

    Guests: Sue-Anne Hunter – Commissioner/Deputy Chair at Yoorrook Justice Commission in Victoria talks about their truth telling commission, which has the powers of a royal commission, and put forward 46…
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  • Law Matters Program # 179

    23rd August 2023   ALSWA's Jodi Hoffmann speaks with Australian Human Rights Commission President Rosalind Croucher AM who provides an insight into understanding the Referendum from a human rights perspective.…
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  • Law Matters Program 178, 12th July 2023

    Hayley O’Hara, ALSWA Managing Solicitor discusses the role of the Custody Notification Service (CNS) [audio mp3=""][/audio] Download  
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  • Law Matters Program 177, 14th June 2023

    Jackie Fitzgerald, Executive Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research discusses the recently released report – "Why are Aboriginal Adults Less Likely to Receive Cannabis Cautions".  …
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  • Law Matters Program 176, 31st May 2023

    WA Chief Justice Peter Quinlan talks about the WA Courts and Tribunals Reconciliation Statement launched on the 29th of May which saw WA judges make a historic pledge to right…
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  • Law Matters Program 175, 3rd May 2023

    Guests:  Jim Morrison, Founder of ‘Yokai Healing our Spirit’ talks about his work and reflects upon the life of the late Rob Riley, who passed away on the 1st of…
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  • Law Matters Program 174, 19th April 2023

    Aboriginal Legal Services across the country are facing a financial crisis.  Hear from Karly Warner, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) Chair and ALS NSW/ACT CEO and…
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  • Law Matters 5th April 2023

    On today's program Jodi Hoffmann and Dennis Eggington discuss the Voice to Parliament, Justice Reinvestment and the ongoing racism that still exists within society. [audio mp3=""][/audio] Download
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  • Law Matters Program 172, 22nd March 2023

    Historical ALSWA Part 2: ALSWA’s Dennis Eggington and Michael Blurton take a historical look back at the origins of the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA which started almost fifty years…
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  • Law Matters Program 171, 8th March 2023

    Law Matters Program 171, 8th March 2023 Historical ALSWA Part 1: ALSWA CEO Dennis Eggington and ALSWA Board President Michael Blurton take a historical look back at the origins of…
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  • ALSWA’s Law Matters winner Excellence in Indigenous Broadcasting

    We are proud to announce that ALSWA's Law Matters radio program is the winner of the Excellence in Indigenous Broadcasting category and the joint winner of the Excellence in News…
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  • Law Matters Program 170, 8th December 2021

    Guests: Hayley O’Hara, Managing Solicitor of the ALSWA Custody Notification Service (CNS) and Dennis Eggington, ALSWA CEO. This is the final program for 2021. We look forward to returning to…
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