Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt has congratulated the winners of the 2021 Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) Community Radio Awards, including Noongar Radio’s Law Matters program.

Law Matters is a fortnightly program presented on Noongar Radio by the Aboriginal Legal Services of WA and is broadcast nationally via the National Indigenous Radio Service (NIRS). Hosted by broadcaster Jodi Hoffmann, the show is an informative and entertaining show, focusing on the legal issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in WA.

Noongar Radio was one of six Indigenous broadcasters to be nominated in the 2021 CBAA Awards and one of five to win top honours with Law Matters winning the Excellence in Indigenous Broadcasting category and being named joint winner of the Excellence in News and Current Affairs Programming with Wangki Yupurnanupurru Radio in Fitzroy Crossing.

Minister Wyatt congratulated Indigenous broadcasters on the awards and for the work we do in our communities, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Indigenous radio is an integral part of our communities and it’s great to see the excellent, entertaining and thought-provoking programming receive the recognition it deserves” he said.

“The CBAA Community Radio Awards are a chance to showcase and celebrate the people behind the programs and the stations and highlight their creativity and passion in delivering high-quality content.”

“Throughout COVID-19, the leadership role of Indigenous broadcasters has been more important than ever, as they have delivered trusted, tailored messaging and important health information.”

“I congratulate all of the nominees for their resilience over a tough year, their innovation and ongoing commitment to serving their communities.”