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 30, 31st October 2012


    ALSWA CEO Dennis Eggington; ALSWA Court Officer Sarah Johns; ALSWA Community Legal Education Officer Bethany Campbell [audio mp3="https://www.als.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Law_Matters_Ep_30_311012.mp3"][/audio]
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  • Law Matters Program 29, 3rd October 2012


    Nicole Casley, Chairperson of the 7th National Indigenous Legal Conference Organising Committee. The conference is on in Perth this week. Bethany Campbell discusses her role as ALSWA’s newly appointed Community…
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  • Law Matters Program 28, 19th September 2012


    Dennis Eggington Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (ALSWA) CEO Paul Gazia Manager ALSWA Civil / Human Rights Unit discusses the assistance that ALSWA is providing for people lodging applications for…
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  • Law Matters Program 27, 5th September 2012


    Shane Duffy CEO Chairperson of NATSILS and CEO of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Service QLD Jody Broun, Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples provides…
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  • Law Matters Program 26, 14th December 2011


    Dennis Eggington ALSWA CEO In our final program for 2011, ALSWA CEO Dennis Eggington looks back over the past year and discusses key issues including: Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths…
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  • Law Matters Program 25, 30th November 2011


    Fiona Skyring, Author of the recently released book – ‘Justice: A History of the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA’ A new book about the history of the Aboriginal Legal Service…
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  • Law Matters Program 24, 19th October 2011


    Dennis Eggington ALSWA CEO Dennis Eggington ALSWA CEO speaks about recent issues making news, including the Police Commissioners ‘elephant in the room’ comments and plans to sweep young people off…
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  • Law Matters Program 23, 21st September 2011


    Mick Gooda (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission) Mick Gooda (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission), is currently…
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  • Law Matters Program 21, 24th August 2011


    Mary Chape ALSWA Family Law Unit Manager Find out about ALSWA’s Family Law Unit and the services it provides when we speak with Managing Solicitor Mary Chape. Madge Mukund ALSWA…
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  • Law Matters Program 22, 7th September 2011


    Dennis Eggington, Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Having recently returned from Cusco in Peru, South America, ALSWA CEO Dennis Eggington discusses his attendance at the World Indigenous…
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  • Law Matters Program 20, 10th August 2011


    Les Sanders, ALSWA Criminal Law Unit Lawyer Les discusses police powers and changes to police rights of entry to houses without a search warrant. Nicholas Van Hattem, ALSWA Civil/Human Rights…
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  • Law Matters Program 19, 27th July 2011


    Terri Janke, Lawyer and 2011 National NAIDOC Person of the Year We chat with Terri Janke, 2011 National NAIDOC Person of the Year about her own journey as a lawyer…
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  • Law Matters Program 18, 13th July 2011


    Gayle Singer-Edwards, Senior Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Broome Court A former ALSWA Court Officer, Gayle discusses her work at the Broome Courthouse and her role in the NAIDOC event that took…
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  • Law Matters Program 17, 6th July 2011


    Dennis Eggington ALSWA CEO and Director of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples Director Joining us from Sydney where he is attending the first official meeting of the National…
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  • Law Matters Program 16, 29th June 2011


    Shayne Neumann, Chair of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs We find out about the Report ‘Doing Time – Time for Doing’ that was tabled in…
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  • Law Matters Program 15, 15th June 2011


    Sam Jeffries, Co-Chair, National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples The inaugural meeting of Australia’s First Peoples was held in Sydney last week and the inaugural Board of Directors was announced…
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  • 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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