As the federal election has now been called, the NT Independent has offered the same advertising packages to all the candidates and political parties without favour.
We have offered the same advertising opportunities to all candidates equally, along with the same offer for all parties. No one party or candidate will receive any special treatment.
Our aim is to provide a level playing field to all candidates and parties while bringing you as much information as possible on the people you are voting for.
As you know, it has been a struggle to keep the NT Independent’s lights on over the last two years and accepting election advertising is not the same as accepting government advertising – holding those who will be making decisions that affect all of us to account is critical. We made a commitment from the beginning not to accept government advertising and that’s a commitment we stand by.
Our biggest asset is you. We are reaching more Territorians than ever before. Our readers are informed Territorians who are passionate about our future. We think it is critical those who wish to represent us can get their promises, commitments, and policies out and the NT Independent will be providing that regardless of advertising, so you can make the best decision on who you want representing you in Canberra.
We thought you should know why we made the decision to run election advertising and can assure you our commitment to our award-winning, fearless journalism without favour will continue through the federal election period and beyond.
The politicians and the parties have also been made aware that any advertising with us will not impact the stories that we write.