5 Dec 2018

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 5 December 2018

From , 4:05 pm on 5 December 2018

The West Papua Liberation Army is claiming responsibility for the killings of as many as 31 Indonesian construction workers in Papua; A refugee detained by Australia on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island says there have been more than 27 suicide attempts by refugees in the last two weeks; the Pacific region's being urged to prepare for a new wave of young, adventurous, tech-savvy tourists from China. Chinese tourism experts say independent millenials will drive China's outbound tourism boom in years to come and operators need to find out what makes them tick; a landowners group in Papua New Guinea's highlands region is suing the national government for $US13.28 billion over breach of contract; the head of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons says atomic weapons pose more of a threat today than ever, and climate change is enhancing this.