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 14, 1st June 2011

    Dennis Eggington CEO ALSWA ALSWA CEO Dennis Eggington was announced as the recipient of the ‘Indigenous Leadership Award’ at the WA Citizen of the Year Awards on 28 May 2011.…
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  • Law Matters Program 13, 18th May 2011

    Dr. Mark Bin Bakar Former National Indigenous Person of the Year, former WA Australian of the Year and a finalist in this month’s WA Citizen of the Year Awards. Known…
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  • Law Matters Program 12, 4th May 2011

    SERANIE GAMBLE ALSWA Law and Advocacy Unit Solicitor Find out about the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Seminar which will take place at ALSWA on 18 May 2011.…
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  • Law Matters Program 11, 20th April 2011

    Shane Duffy (Chairperson of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services Forum (NATSILS) 20 years on from the release of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody…
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  • Law Matters Program 10, 6th April 2011

    SAM DINAH, Former ALSWA Prisoner Support Officer Sam Dinah is known to many of our people throughout the Country for his tireless work within the Community spanning many decades. Until…
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  • Law Matters Program 9, 23rd March 2011

    John Bedford, ALSWA Executive Officer and Acting CEO Nominations for the 2011 ALSWA Executive Committee Elections open at 9 am on Monday 28th March and close at 4 pm on…
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  • Law Matters Program 8, 9th March 2011

    Andy Matthews, ALSWA Criminal Law Unit Lawyer Have you ever considered a career in law? Hear from ALSWA lawyer Andy Matthews, who was Admitted as a lawyer in 2000. He…
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  • Law Matters Program 7, 23rd February 2011

    Guests: ALSWA’S Tammy Solonec, Shanna Satya and Darlene Summers Tammy Solonec, Manager of ALSWA’s Law & Advocacy Unit What does Constitutional Recognition mean for Aboriginal peoples?  Tammy Solonec, Manager of…
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  • Law Matters Program 6, 9th February 2011

    [audio mp3=""][/audio] Seranie Gamble ALSWA Law and Advocacy Unit Human Rights lawyer Find out about ALSWA’s involvement in the UN Universal Periodic Review (held on 27 January 2011), a new…
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  • Law Matters Program 5, 15 December 2010

    [audio mp3=""][/audio] Linc Ugle, ALSWA Prisoner Support Officer Prisoner Support Officers provide support to our people who are incarcerated and ALSWA PSO Linc Ugle joins us to talk about his…
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  • Law Matters Program 4, 1 December 2010

      [audio mp3=""][/audio]   Jolene Farrell ALSWA Secretary Gilbert ‘Jack’ Calyun ALSWA Reception Meet two of the David Wirrpanda Foundation and Central Institute of Technology ‘Solid Futures’  students who helped…
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  • Law Matters Program 3, 17 November 2010

    Guests: ALSWA’s John Bedford, Gulmina Miocevich, Kim Axford, Seranie Gamble [audio mp3=""][/audio] John Bedford ALSWA Executive Officer John talks about his family ties in the Halls Creek/Kimberley region and provides…
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  • Law Matters Program 2, 3 November 2010

    Guests: ALSWA’s Jonathon Reid, Tammy Solonec and Dennis Eggington   [audio mp3=""][/audio]   Jonathon Reid ALSWA Family Law Unit Lawyer To the best of our knowledge, Jonathon is the only…
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  • Law Matters Program 1, 20 October 2010

    Guests: ALSWA’s Dennis Eggington, Monica Collard and Kenny Sutton   [audio mp3=""][/audio]   Dennis Eggington ALSWA Chief Executive Officer Welcome to our very first ‘Law Matters program on 6NME!  Find…
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