6 Aug 2018

Dateline Pacific morning edtion for 6 August 2018

From , 5:06 am on 6 August 2018

An Australian human rights lawyer has grave concerns that continued interference by immigration officials in the medical care of Nauru and Manus detainees could result in the death of a child; Papua New Guinea and Bougainville have still to announce a date for a critical meeting to prepare for the autonomous region's referendum on independence; a senior advisor on Papuan affairs to the miner Freeport McMoran says the local community will benefit greatly under the company's divestment from its Papua mine; a book written in detention by a refugee on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island is a work of art before being an act of resistance, the author says, and; the International Labour Organisation hopes that so-called "green jobs" will be ceated through results of an agreement it's reached with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme.