22 Aug 2017

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 22 August 2017

From , 5:04 am on 22 August 2017

The Ulu of Tokelau says it is for the government to make decisions and not public servants; A Papua New Guinea writer says he doubts there is enough political will to create an independent anti-corruption body; An emeritus Oxford professor of refugee law says Australia has painted itself into a corner by refusing to resettle maritime arrivals; New Zealand's Maori Party has included and amnesty for overstayers as as one of its policies for Pacific peoples, in the lead up to the general election, and; Papua New Guinea have become the first country to defend the AFL International Cup.