19 Nov 2016

Tagata o te Moana for 19 November 2016

From Tagata o te Moana, 8:10 am on 19 November 2016

A United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights, Franc¸ois Cre´peau, says Australia's human rights record has been tarnished by its migration policies; Fiji's opposition SODELPA party wants a controversial decree repealed because it places the country in a constant state of emergency; Continued concern in New Caledonia over attacks along main road; Party oriented seating arrangements, a strong emphasis on select committees and linking parliaments to communities are among the major lessons learned so far by Pacific MPs attending a parliamentary forum in New Zealand; Descendants of hundreds of Cook Island men who enlisted in the First World War are fighting to preserve the stories of their ancestors; A three day conference in Papua New Guinea this week aims to activate a government plan to overcome sorcery-related violence; A health association in Kiribati is successfully helping to change negative attitudes towards sexual health and rights and the use of contraceptives.