23 Jun 2017

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 23 June 2017

From , 3:05 pm on 23 June 2017

As Fiji gears up for the 2018 polls five opposition parties have launched a campaign for new electoral laws; An elevated rail project in Hawaii's capital, Honolulu, is way behind schedule and cash strapped, as lawmakers scramble to find ways to continue to fund it; A community outreach group in Fiji believes there are a lot of young girls caught in a vicious cycle that includes poverty, broken families and sex exploitation; An economist says the Papua New Guinea government says ballooning debt servicing costs and the main reason for an enormous lift in public debt, and; A point of difference in the candidate field in a rural Papua New Guinea district is breeding some hope for change on the eve of the national election.