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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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Our water regulatory system is failing in the Northern Territory

January 19, 2022

Water is our most precious resource, and is essential to all life. Right now, there is significant and longstanding water insecurity in remote Indigenous communities, including due to the fact that drinking water is unregulated and unprotected in these places. Climate change is significantly impacting...

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Submission: Arafura Rare Earths Water Licence Application

January 05, 2022

The Nolans Project is a proposed rare earths mine and processing operation near Aileron, just 135kms north of Alice Springs.  This development, owned by mineral exploration company Arafura Resources, is potentially one of the largest rare earths mines in the world and will extract...

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