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Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) is central Australia’s peak environmental organisation; defending Australia’s iconic desert country for 40 years. We are a strong and trusted voice for the protection of arid lands, creatures and communities. We work tirelessly toward our vision: healthy futures for arid lands and people.

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Government keeps Territorians in the dark over NT’s largest water licence

September 02, 2021

The Arid Lands Environment Centre is appalled by the inconsistent and secretive process surrounding the Singleton Station water licence decision. ALEC will appear before the Water Resources Review Panel this Friday, September 3 after receiving just six working days notice.  Fortune Agribusiness will use...

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Weakening our water laws: what the TERC Bill means

August 20, 2021

The Territory has the weakest water laws in the country.  In August, the Northern Territory passed the Territory Economic Reconstruction Bill (TERC Bill) in Parliament which included changes to our water laws. These recent amendments further weaken the protection of the NT’s water resources...

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10 ways Council can get Climate Ready

August 18, 2021

More extreme heat days, longer droughts and more intense wildfires. The impacts of climate change are already being felt in Central Australia, and we need to action to ensure a safe and healthy climate future for all. The science of climate change is well accepted. The...

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