6 Feb 2019

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 6 February 2019

From , 4:06 pm on 6 February 2019

Australia's Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific on development opportunities in Papua New Guinea and stimulating the Australian private sector to invest in the region; Papua New Guinea's leaders are considering different energy project options as government tackles the goal of electrifying 70 percent of the country by 2030; pessure is mounting on the owners of Papua New Guinea's Porgera gold mine over lack of action into alleged human rights abuses. a strike at New Caledonia's biggest nickel company SLN is now in its second month and an end to the conflict is not in sight; Nauru has broken ground on its ambitious new port project which is due to open at the end of next year.