24 Dec 2018

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 24 December 2018

From , 5:06 am on 24 December 2018

A Kiribati NGO representing families of victims in the Butiraoi sinking, in which at least 80 people died, says it's preparing legal action against the government; one of the breakthroughs at this year's meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission in Hawaii was a move to improve the welfare of crew on vessels; a land dispute in Fiji may see villagers, their chief and the Lands Department face off in court; thousands of refugees who've been detained on Manus Island have been directed to claim compensation through Papua New Guinea's National Court, and; Otago University's Mary-Jane Kivalu wants employers to relook at their recruitment processes so Pacific islanders are given a fair go when they apply for work.