Environment Centre launches election ad campaign

The Northern Territory Environment Centre has launched an election ad campaign urging the major parties to commit to tougher environmental protection.

The Northern Territory Environment Centre has launched an election ad campaign urging the major parties to commit to tougher environmental protection.

The organisation wants legislation to prevent any future dam on the Daly River, to stop drilling in Bynoe Harbour and to ban mining in Litchfield National Park.

The group has been erecting banners around Darwin, has launched a new website and produced a YouTube clip about their environmental concerns.

The Environment Centre's Jess Abrahams says it is important to draw attention to green issues during the election campaign.

"At the moment neither Labor nor the Country Liberals are promising anything substantial for the environment," he said.

"This is the time, we're heading into an election.

"We want to see stronger policies from both sides, and any of the other parties or independents who will protect our environment and protect our Territory lifestyle."