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 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="https://www.als.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Law-Matters-EP146_2-10-19.mp3"][/audio] Download
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  • Law Matters Program 145, 21st August 2019


    Guests: David Woodroffe, NAAJA Principal Legal Officer and President of Winkiku Rrumbangi NT Indigenous Lawyers Aboriginal  Corporation chats about the National Indigenous Legal Conference that took part in Darwin last…
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  • Law Matters Program #144, 24th July 2019


    Guests: Chloe Collard, Program Manager from the Geraldton Streetwork Aboriginal Corporation, and Nikolas Barron, ALSWA Lawyer, about the importance of getting assistance to pay off your Fines. Law-Matters-EP_144_24-7-19-2Download
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  • Law Matters Program 143, 10th July 2019


    Guests: ALSWA Community Legal Education Officer Sabah Rind talks about the events that ALSWA is involved in during NAIDOC Week (7-14 July 2019); Peter Collins, ALSWA Director of Legal Services,…
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  • Law Matters Program 142, 29th May 2019


    Guests: WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson talks about the WA Police Reconciliation Action Plan launched during Reconciliation Week; Co-Chair of Reconciliation WA Carol Innes talks about the significance of National…
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  • Law Matters Program 141, 15th May 2019


    Guests: Jim Morrison from Yokai chats with us about Sorry Day which is on 26 May; Dominique Hansen, CEO of Law Access lets us know about the annual Law Walk…
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  • Law Matters Program 140, 1st May 2019


    Guests: Iain Cameron, Road Safety Council Chairperson discusses a road safety guide for Indigenous Communities – Keeping Your Mob Safe, the Indigenous safety campaign done with Goolarri Media and community…
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  • Law Matters Program 139, 17th April 2019


    Guests: Lexi Lachal, ALSWA Civil/Human Rights Unit lawyer talks about WA’s Mandatory Sentencing lawa and Greg McIntyre SC, President of the Law Society of WA discusses law Week, which starts…
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  • Law Matters Program 138, 3rd April 2019


    LAW MATTERS: ALSWA/NATSILS/NATIONAL CONGRESS Peter Collins, ALSWA DLS  gives us an update on the CNS which ALSWA is currently recruiting for; Gary Oliver, CEO of the National Congress of Australia’s…
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  • Law Matters Program 137, 20th March 2019


    Dr. Hannah Mc Glade chats with us about the Indigenous People’s Organisation who have spoken out strongly about white supremacy, racial vilification and the tragic events in Christchurch last week.…
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  • Law Matters Program 136, 6th March 2019


    Law Matters returns to the airwaves for another year, with our first program for 2019. Aboriginal Legal Service of WA CEO Dennis Eggington joins Law Matters host Jodi Hoffmann as…
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  • Law Matters program 135 5th December 2018


    This is the final Law Matters program for 2018. We will return to the airwaves in 2019. This show features the year in review as Jodi Hoffmann chats with Dennis…
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  • Law Matters Program 134 7th November 2018


    Guests: Neil Anderson, ALSWA Family Law Unit Manager and ALSWA CEO Dennis Eggington [audio mp3="https://www.als.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Law_Matters_EP134_07118.mp3"][/audio] Download
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  • Law Matters Program 133 26th September 2018


    Guests: WA Chief Justice the Hon Peter Quinlan SC and Paul Kaplan from the First Nations Deaths in Custody Watch Committee. [audio mp3="https://www.als.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Law_Matters_Ep_133_290818.mp3"][/audio] Download
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  • Law Matters Program 132, 29th August 2018


    Calla Wahlquist from The Guardian Australia discusses the Database that the Guardian have researched and established called: Deaths Inside: Indigenous Australian deaths in custody, which can be viewed online at:…
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  • Law Matters Program 131, 15th August 2018


    Guests: Mel Thomas from the University of WA lets us know about the 13th National Indigenous Law Conference which takes place at UWA on 25-26 September 2018.  More information on…
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