17 Nov 2017

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 17 November 2017

From , 4:06 pm on 17 November 2017

'Akilisi Pohiva's Democratic Party has won a resounding election victory in Tonga, with the people seemingly continuing to back political reform; A doctor and a lawyer advocating for a Manus Island refugee with a heart condition say Australia is neglecting its responsibility to provide him with adequate healthcare; A Fiji opposition party leader expresses surprise that a major plan for the country was launched in Bonn and not put before Fijians first; The Northern Marianas governor has passed a law banning handguns in the territory - but it can't be implemented, and; A Pacific leader at the COP23 climate change summit in Bonn, Germany says the meeting is struggling to make progress on key issues.