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.


Law Matters is currently taking a well-earned break, but all programs broadcast between 2010 and 2021 can be heard here (scroll down).



2021 Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) Awards

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)


100.9 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)

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

  • 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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  • Law Matters – October/November 2021

    Law Matters Issue 5 - October/November 2021 Bi-monthly E-Newsletter of the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Ltd Striving for Justice for over 45 years Law Matters October/November 2021
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  • Law Matters Program 169, 13th October 2021

    Guests:  As part of WA Mental Health Week, hear from Danielle Cameron from BlackBirds Culture    Rob Hulls, Director of the Centre for Innovative Justice at RMIT talks about the…
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  • Law Matters Program 168, 29th September 2021

    Law Matters Program  168, 29th September 2021 Guests: Megan Krakouer and Gerry Georgatos (The National Suicide Prevention and Trauma Recovery Project) are in Broome, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek and…
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  • Law Matters Program 167, 1st September 2021

    Guests on today's LAW MATTERS; Sophie Stewart, Campaign Coordinator, Social Reinvestment WA – RAISE THE AGE Rebecca Slater, Senior Legal Secretary, ALSWA Kalgoorlie, and winner of the Trevor Christian Memorial…
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  • Law Matters Program 166, 4th August 2021

    National Homelessness Week with Guests: Daniel Morrison, Wungening Aboriginal Corporation CEO John Berger, WA Alliance to End Homelessness Executive Officer Tina Pickett, Noongar Mia Mia Managing Director…
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  • Law Matters Program 165, 9th June 2021

    Guests:  ALSWA CEO Dennis Eggington talks about the establishment of a Noongar Nation; Nick Abraham (Owner and lead guide at Warrang-Bridil) talks about his role at Optus Stadium for the…
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  • LAW MATTERS Program 164 26th May 2021 – National Sorry Day

    Guests:  Michael Blurton, President, Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Ltd (ALSWA) Board, Jim Morrison, Yokai Healing our Spirit, Natalie Lockyer, Senior Legal Secretary, Broome ALSWA [audio mp3=""][/audio] Download
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  • Law Matters Program 163, 14th April 2021

    15th April 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC). Mervyn Eades (First Nations Deaths in Custody Watch Committee) talks about deaths in…
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  • Law Matters Program 162, 31st March 2021

    Guests: Dr. Hannah McGlade, newly appointed Executive Officer of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS); Senator Patrick Dodson about the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths…
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  • Law Matters Program 161, 17th March 2021

    1st program for 2021 Dennis Eggington ALSWA CEO (Current Inquest into 2018 Swan River tragedy including story on NITV The Point program, Kyana 30th year anniversary, Thank You to Dandelions…
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  • National Recognition for ALSWA Law Matters Radio Program

    The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Limited (ALSWA) is extremely proud to announce that its Law Matters radio program was named as a Finalist in the 2020 First Nations Media…
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  • Law Matters Program 160, 9th December 2020

    This is the final Law Matters program for 2020. Guests:  Roxanne Moore, NATSILS Executive Officer, and ALSWA Court Officers Raymond Muir (Albany), Murray Stubbs (Kalgoorlie) and Felicity Stewart (Kununurra) Law…
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  • Law Matters Program 159, 25th November 2020

    25th November 2020 Guests: Travis Coburn-Lang, Principal Project Officer, Advisory Services, Office of the Director General, Department of Justice Topic:  Work and Development Permit Scheme, a partnership between the Department…
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  • Law Matters Program 158, 14th October 2020

    Dr. James Fitzpatrick from PATCHES Paediatrics talks about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) ALSWA Lawyer Alice Barter chats about recent outreach work in the East Pilbara region and ALSWA’s…
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  • Law Matters Program 157, 30th September 2020

    Jim Morrison yarns with us about YOKAI, which supports the social and emotional wellbeing of WA individuals and families adversely affected by policies and practices of separating Aboriginal and Torres…
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  • Law Matters Program 156, 16th September 2020

    Guests: Kriti Sharma, Author of Human Rights Watch Report (released yesterday): ‘He’s Never Coming Back’: People with Disabilities Dying in WA’s Prisons’; Dr Hannah McGlade about the solitary confinement of…
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  • Law Matters Program 155, 2nd September 2020

    Guests:  Roger Farley, Assistant Director Communication and Engagement for the Road Safety Commission -New mobile phone penalties from 1st September 2020; ALSWA Lawyer Hayley Barbarich talks about what assistance the…
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  • Law Matters Program 154, 5th August 2020

    Guests:  Gordon Cole, Board Member of Shelter WA, about Homelessness Week; Jasmyn Yavu-Kama (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership Team Member of ‘Nutha Way’ (formerly Lore/Law) and Nick van Hattem,…
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