LAW MATTERS

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.

AWARDS

2023
First Nations Media Award
Best News of Current Affairs Story (Winner)
Law Matters – Dennis Eggington Reflections After 27 Years as ALSWA CEO

2023
Community Broadcasting Association of Australia
Excellence in Journalism Award – Jodi Hoffmann (Finalist)

2021
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)

TUNE INTO LAW MATTERS ON

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.

  • 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="https://www.als.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Law-Matters-_120723.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="https://www.als.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/lawmatters050423.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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  • 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 https://www.wungening.com.au/ John Berger, WA Alliance to End Homelessness Executive Officer https://www.endhomelessnesswa.com/ Tina Pickett, Noongar Mia Mia Managing Director  https://noongarmiamia.com.au/…
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