LAW MATTERS

Law Matters is a fortnightly radio program produced and presented by the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Ltd.

The show started in October 2010 and is broadcast from the 6NME Noongar Radio studios in Perth and repeated on the National Indigenous Radio Service (NIRS).

Hosted by ALSWA Public Relations/Media Manager and 2020 First Nations Media Outstanding Contributor Award Winner Jodi Hoffmann, Law Matters is an informative and entertaining show, focusing on the legal issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in WA.

The program was named as a Finalist in the 2020 First Nations Media Awards in ;

Best Interview or Oral History
Best News and Current Affairs Program
Best Community Radio Documentary Service

There is also plenty of yarns with community members and key stakeholders within the justice system.

Tune in each fortnight (Wednesdays from 11.05 am until 12 noon, WST) on 100.9 FM Noongar Radio.

Scroll down to listen to any of our programs between 2010 and 2020.

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 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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  • 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="https://www.als.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Law-Matters-EP-164-26-5-21.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) https://www.patches-paediatrics.com.au/ 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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  • Law Matters Program 153 22 July 2020


    Guests: Jonathon Reid, ALSWA Family Law solicitor Last week’s Smoking Ceremony at the Perth Children’s Court; Commencement of the therapeutic pilot court for care and protection matters   Nick Van…
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  • Law Matters Program 152, 8 July 2020


    Alice Barter, ALSWA Managing Solicitor - WA's Inquiry into the WA Corruption and Crime Commission’s oversight of police misconduct investigations, particularly allegations of excessive use of force.   Cheryl Axleby,…
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  • Law Matters Program 151, 24 June 2020


    Roxanne Moore, NATSILS Executive Officer - Black Lives Matter, role of NATSILS, key issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the justice system;   Glenda Kickett, Social Reinvestment…
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  • Law Matters Program 150, 10 June 2020


    BLACK LIVES MATTER Guests:  Aboriginal Legal Service of WA CEO Dennis Eggington, Dr. Hannah McGlade, Professor Ted Wilkes, Tanesha Bennell (Co-Organiser of the Perth Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday…
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  • Law Matters Program 149 4th March 2020


    Guests :  ALSWA South Hedland lawyer Carly Price gives us an insight into life and work in regional WA; Glenn Shaw, Senior Heritage Project Officer/Aboriginal Heritage/Dept. of Planning, Lands and…
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