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Welcome to New ALEC Staff
ALEC welcomes our two new staff members; Alex Read who is our Policy officer (0.6fte) and Laurie May who is our Community Outreach and Engagement...
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A focus on health, science and nutrition on World Kidney Day
World Kidney Day event, "That Sugar Film Screening" Thursday 9th March, 2017 The first Inspiring Australia event delivered by the Alice Springs Hub was held...
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Alice Springs residents say no to fracking at NT Fracking Inquiry
Alice Springs residents turned out in force to the Alice Springs community consultation component of the NT Fracking Inquiry. More than 250 local residents came...
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That Sugar Film Screening - World Kidney Day
5pm Thursday 9th March Alice Springs Public Library To highlight World Kidney Day on Thursday 9th March a free public screening of That Sugar Film is being held at...
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Make a submission to the NT Fracking Inquiry 6.3.17
Alice Springs Community Consultation  5-7pm - Monday 6th March Alice Springs Convention Centre ALEC encourages all community members in Alice Springs who have concerns about fracking to engage...
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New gas generators challenge NT Government renewable energy targets 13.2.17
The arrival of 10 new gas-fired engines in Alice Springs on Friday highlights the challenges the Gunner Government faces with achieving renewable energy targets whilst...
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Delays for Fracking Pipeline, Federal Government needs more time 10.2.17
The proposed Northern Gas Pipeline is running behind on its assessment timeline, with delays now coming from the Federal Government, concerned about 'significant impacts' to...
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Heavy Rains bring new concerns for NT pipeline
Recent floods and continuing rainfall in Tennant Creek and the Barkly region bring new concerns with regard to the imminent approval and construction of the...
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2017: A Time for Action
The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) is the peak regional environmental organisation in Central Australia. For 36 years ALEC has worked both on the ground...
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High rainfall in the desert – more weeds, pests and fires 24.1.17
Whilst the recent high rainfall in Central Australia is a blessing with flowing rivers and lush green landscapes, there’s another side to the rains that...
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XMAS Wishes from ALEC's Director
G'day folks, what a year it has been! 2016 will resonate with many as a year that brought as many challenges as it did opportunities....
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ALEC Annual Report now online
Another massive year for the Arid Lands Environment Centre! The ALEC Annual Report for 2015-2016 can be downloaded here
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