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.




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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Law Matters Program 148, 19th February 2020

      Law Matters is back for another year and our Guests on the program are Thomas Mayor who speak about The Uluru Statement From The Heart, ALSWA Custody Notification Service…
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  • Law Matters Program 147, 13th November 2019

    Law Matters Program 147 Jodi Hoffmann speaks with Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Ltd CEO Dennis Eggington about a range of topics including WA’s Custody Notification Service, tragic police shootings…
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  • Law Matters Program 146, 2nd October 2019

    Guest:  Peter Collins, ALSWA Director of Legal Services.  This program focuses on the Custody Notification Service (CNS) which commenced operations on 2nd October 2019.   [audio mp3=""][/audio] Download
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