From ALEC's new CEO

Hi folks,

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you, your family and friends all the very best for the festive season. I also wanted to thank you for your on-going support for ALEC. It's been a big year for the team and we're looking forward to a well-earned break over the Christmas/New Year period. 

The new ALEC Board has hit the ground running and to reflect this, my position at ALEC is no longer as position has been renamed to be Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and as such, Nicole Pietsch is moving up from being Communications Manager to Assistant Manager to reflect the increasing diversity of her role. 

In the past few weeks there has been an onslaught of activity on the environmental front with consultation drafts on mines, planning laws and joint management of national parks being responded to by ALEC's Policy Officer, Alex Read. It has been a solid run up to the end of 2017 and we can be proud of our achievements. 

Looking forward, we're likely to have a few stoushes next year as a few controversial projects get further along the development timeline and opportunities developing in renewables and recycling:

 That's a snapshot as to where we are environmentally recently the ALEC team has realised that we have also been so focused on environmental outcomes that we will need to seriously ramp up fundraising in the new year...if you're not already at Desert Defender - please consider making regular tax deductible donations to ALEC

On behalf of all of us here at ALEC, have a wonderful festive season with family, friends here or elsewhere. Looking forward to another year with the best* little environment centre in Australia. 


Jimmy Cocking


* purely a subjective assessment

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