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 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,…
    Read More
  • 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…
    Read More
  • 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,…
    Read More
  • 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…
    Read More
  • 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…
    Read More
  • 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…
    Read More
  • 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…
    Read More
  • 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…
    Read More
  • 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
    Read More
  • 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…
    Read More
  • 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
    Read More
  • 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,…
    Read More
  • 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…
    Read More
  • 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…
    Read More
  • 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…
    Read More
  • 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…
    Read More
  • 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…
    Read More
  • 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.…
    Read More
  • 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…
    Read More
  • 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…
    Read More