5 Dec 2019

Dateline Pacific for 5 December 2019

From , 6:06 am on 5 December 2019

The Australian government's repeal of the medevac laws is unconscionable and cruel, a lawyer says; small island countries in the Pacific are demanding greater commitments at this week's Madrid climate talks; Brazilian miner Vale announces plan to sell its New Caledonia nickel stake; climate change related sea-level rise could pose a threat to the exclusive economic zones of the world's low-lying nations; An official overseeing public services in Bougainville says the period following the independence referendum must be used to build the self-reliance of the region; a world-first online measles chatbot designed by two young Pacific doctors in Auckland has gone gangbusters.