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Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) is Central Australia’s peak environmental organisation; defending Australia’s iconic desert country for over 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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Community speaks out against buffel, demand action to prevent catastrophe

August 16, 2023

Community members came together in a snap protest to call on the Northern Territory Government and Federal Government to act decisively on buffel, outside the front of the Member for Lingiari, Marion Scrymgour’s office. About 25 protesters called for the Northern Territory Government to...

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‘Understatement of the year’: Singleton Station environmental referral underplays impacts to water, culture and environment

February 08, 2023

The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) has significant concerns that Fortune Agribusiness'environmental approvals referral to the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NTEPA) completely underplays the significant impacts its development may pose to ecological, hydrological and cultural values. GHD, which completed the report for Fortune...

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Eighty percent of Alice residents oppose fracking, government gas subsidies

December 07, 2022

Eighty percent of Alice residents oppose fracking, government gas subsidies Anti-fracking sentiment is strong in the red centre, with a doorknock survey revealing the vast majority of randomly selected residents oppose both the unconventional gas mining technique and taxpayer grants for petroleum companies.  The...

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