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Why we need a Safe Drinking Water Act in the NT

November 03, 2020

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 Territory revealed an inadequate system unable to address the...

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Growing avocados in the desert: the 40,000 megalitre water license application

October 28, 2020

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 Davenport water control district. ALEC made a submission calling...

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Planning Reform Submission Guide

November 27, 2019

Stage three Planning Reform has commenced. The Northern Territory Government are accepting submissions on changes to the Planning Act and the Planning Scheme to improve certainty, enforceability and public participation. Planning regulation and policy...

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ALEC Policy Engagement 2019

July 30, 2019

In May this year the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services released a report on the state of global biodiversity and ecosystem integrity. It was the culmination of three years work across...

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