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Solomon Islands government takes shape

The Solomon Islands flag

A new government is taking shape in Solomon Islands, with four political parties agreeing to form a coalition.

UN Committee finds Australia's asylum seeker policies 'concerning'

Refugee protest

The United Nations Committee Against Torture has criticised Australia's asylum seeker policies, including the detention of children and the use of off-shore processing centres.

Former Tongan MP blames loss on party split

Tonga's flag

The outgoing Tongan MP 'Isleli Pulu blames his election loss on his decision to leave the Democratic Party's candidate list.

Government fails to divide Fiji opposition

Ro Teimumu Kepa, Fiji's SODELPA leader

The Fiji opposition leader says the opposition acted with discipline and solidarity during a two week impasse which delayed the first meeting of the Public Accounts Committee.

PNG's Baki says funding shortfall will impact events

The flag of Papua New Guinea.

The Chief of the National Intelligence Organisation in Papua New Guinea Gari Baki says his organisation will struggle to provide services for the many international events being staged in the country.

Tahiti asks France for nuclear compensation

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The French Polynesia assembly has adopted a resolution asking France to pay compensation for the environmental damage caused by its nuclear weapons tests.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Tonga gets 12 new MPs ( 5′ 6″ )

    Tonga has 12 new MPs among the 26 elected representatives in the Legislative Assembly.

  • Vanuatu parliament engulfed by money claims ( 3′ 37″ )

    A bribery scandal engulfing Vanuatu's parliament has brought the country's problems with political instability to a head.

  • Committee confident of united West Papuan bid ( 2′ 29″ )

    The chair of Vanuatu's West Papua Unification Committee is confident next week's summit will produce a united West Papuan bid to join the Melanesian Spearhead Group.

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 28 November 2014 ( 19′ 33″ )

    Tonga has 12 new MPs; Vanuatu's parliament is engulfed by money claims; We speak to Vanuatu's West Papua Unification Committee about its upcoming summit; Chikungunya spreads in the Pacific; PNG landowners want better compensation from mine damage.

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 28 November 2014 ( 21′ 27″ )

    Tonga election results in - Democrats do well, but expected more; Battle to form government intensifies in Solomon Islands; Chikungunya rife in the Pacific; PNG landowners want better compo from mine damage; Trade show gives exposure to Melanesian businesses.