18 Feb 2019

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 18 February 2019

From , 5:06 am on 18 February 2019

There are hopes the creation of an anti-corruption regional committee will strengthen checks and balances around good governance in the Pacific; the World Bank's vice president for East Asia and the Pacific says there is enough room for China and the western countries in the Pacific; two officials in Vanuatu's government are pushing for criminal charges against people accused of defaming them online; the Autonomous Bougainville Government's recently announced plan its to amend local mining laws, has been described as reckless land grab by NGO Jubilee Australia, and; police from New Zealand and Australia will increase their presence in the Pacific as part of a new agreement to tackle transnational crime.