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 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=""][/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=""][/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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  • Law Matters Program 129, 18th July 2018

    WA’s Chief Justice Wayne Martin retires this week and he joins ALSWA CEO Dennis Eggington in the studio to chat about his 12 years spent as Western Australia’s 13th Chief…
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  • Law Matters Program 128 4th July 2018

    WA Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts chats with us from Halls Creek about new Kimberley local crime prevention initiatives; Parliamentary Education Officer Peter Dooley provides an insight into…
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  • Law Matters Program 127 20th June 2018

    Guests: Carolyn Lewis from the First Nations Deaths in Custody Watch Committee who will present a workshop on the tragic passing of Ms. Dhu at the National NAIDOC Aboriginal and…
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  • Law Matters Program 126, 23rd May 2018

    Guests: Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Director of Legal Services Peter Collins discusses this week's announcement that a 24 hour hotline will be set up requiring police to call the…
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  • Moorditj Mag on RTR-FM 17th May 2018

    Acclaimed author Kim Scott spoke about his latest novel ‘Taboo’ with presenters Jim Morrison and Jodi Hoffmann (ALSWA Media Officer). Listen to the program here:  
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