Policy & Advocacy

Why we need a new water allocation plan for Alice Springs
Alice Springs has among the highest rates of water consumption in Australia. With close to 30,000 households and businesses using water from a finite groundwater...
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Submission: stopping Central Petroleum's dangerous new precedent for oil and gas drilling
ALEC made a submission in response to Central Petroleum’s Northern Territory Drilling Campaign. Central Petroleum wants to drill for gas and oil in the Amadeus...
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Petition update: ‘The great water heist?’
Thank you to the hundreds of people who signed the petition calling on Environment Minister Eva Lawler to intervene in Fortune Agribusiness’ annual 40 billion...
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Government tries to rush changes to our environmental laws — country and climate will pay the price
The Federal Government has introduced a bill that proposes a number of changes to the EPBC Act, our national environmental laws. The Government is seeking...
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Why we need a Safe Drinking Water Act in the NT
Safe drinking water is fundamental for maintaining public health and supporting healthy communities.  ALEC’s review of the regulatory framework surrounding water use in the Northern...
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Growing avocados in the desert: the 40,000 megalitre water license application
Fortune Agribusiness recently applied for an annual 40,000 megalitre water licence from the NT Government to develop irrigated fruit and vegetable crops on Singleton Station, located within the Western...
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Submission to the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19
Australian lives and livelihoods have been hit hard by the pandemic. To help coordinate a response and reduce the economic impacts of the pandemic, the...
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Our environmental laws are failing in the NT. Help demand stronger laws.
Our national environment laws – the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation or EPBC Act – is failing to protect the environment in the Northern Territory. The...
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EPBC Act Review: We are part of nature, and now is the time to fight
If there is one thing that the Coronavirus pandemic is teaching us, it's that we are inextricably part of the natural world. And if we...
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You can hold polluters to account
I'm sure you agree that polluters should have to do something positive for the environment to offset their impact - but we should be the...
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