The Northern Territory’s Environmental Defenders Office have said they will work to ensure a Labor government commitment to reforming environmental laws is followed through.

Labor’s pre-election promises included increased transparency of environmental management plans, a strengthening of the powers of the Environmental Protection Authority and the introduction of a moratorium on fracking.

Labor Environment Promise

Speaking to ABC following Labor’s election win, chief-minister elect Michael Gunner said he expected a decision would be made on fracking within the government term.

Principal solicitor for the EDO, David Morris, says increased transparency in the environmental sector will benefit communities.