18 May 2017

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 18 May 2017

From , 5:05 am on 18 May 2017

Conditions in the Manus Island detention centre were deliberately degraded to make refugees want to leave; Pacific world heritage site revealed as having the highest density of plastic rubbish in the world; Transparency International Papua New Guinea is hoping to extend its civics education in schools' project; Papua New Guinea's police commissioner has defended his decision to hire an American security firm to train local police; the Pacific regional trade agreement PACER Plus is being signed next month after being under consideration since 2001.