Pacific Beat

Pacific Beat

Bruce Hill

Pacific Beat

Focusing on the Pacific region, the program brings you interviews with leaders, newsmakers, and people who make the Pacific beat.

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Stories

Lobbying and numbers game continues

19 November 2007, 14:40 AEDT

In Solomon Islands, lobbying continues with both the government and parliamentary opposition claiming they have the numbers to govern.

PNG urged to abandon death penalty

19 November 2007, 14:40 AEDT

A UN General Assembly panel today passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on the death penalty with the ultimate goal of abolishing the practice.

Doctors strike to escalate

19 November 2007, 14:40 AEDT

Doctors at French Polynesia's largest hospital are threatening to escalate three day old strike action if the government fails to meet their demands by tomorrow.

Police interrogate NZ businessman over plot

19 November 2007, 14:40 AEDT

New Zealand businessman Ballu Khan is expected to appear in court some time today where he could face up to nine charges over the alleged assassination plot against the interim Prime Minister.

Downer attacks leaders of Fiji and Solomons

19 November 2007, 14:40 AEDT

Australia's Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer says Australia can't be weak or compliant in confronting leaders in the South Pacific.

PM addresses nation against accusations.

19 November 2007, 14:40 AEDT

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare today lashed out at the opposition's serious accusations of corruption against him.

Opposition want change of leadership.

19 November 2007, 14:40 AEDT

The Solomon Islands parliamentary opposition is adamant that it continues to hold on to its numerical superiority over the government.

PACIFIC:Tonga and Solomon Islands join undersea mining nations

19 November 2007, 14:40 AEDT

The world's leading seafloor mining company, Nautilus Minerals is expanding to Tonga and Solomon Islands.

Reports PM's meeting off

19 November 2007, 14:40 AEDT

The much anticipated meeting initiated by interim prime minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama with deposed prime minister Laisenia Qarase may not happen.

Khan back in hospital - interrogation stops

19 November 2007, 14:40 AEDT

New Zealand businessman, Ballu Khan is back in hospital in Fiji today without any charges laid against him.

Press freedom ranking questioned

16 November 2007, 16:55 AEDT

An assessment that Tonga has slid dramatically backwards in terms of media freedom in just one year has been badly received by both the government and the country's main newspaper publisher.

PM addresses nation against accusations.

16 November 2007, 16:55 AEDT

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare today lashed out at the opposition's serious accusations of corruption against him.

Opposition want change of leadership.

16 November 2007, 16:55 AEDT

The Solomon Islands parliamentary opposition is adamant that it continues to hold on to its numerical superiority over the government.

PNG urged to abandon death penalty

16 November 2007, 16:55 AEDT

A UN General Assembly panel today passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on the death penalty with the ultimate goal of abolishing the practice.

Doctors strike to escalate

16 November 2007, 16:55 AEDT

Doctors at French Polynesia's largest hospital are threatening to escalate three day old strike action if the government fails to meet their demands by tomorrow.

Khan back in hospital - interrogation stops

16 November 2007, 16:55 AEDT

New Zealand businessman, Ballu Khan is back in hospital in Fiji today without any charges laid against him.

Downer attacks leaders of Fiji and Solomons

15 November 2007, 17:00 AEDT

Australia's Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer says Australia can't be weak or compliant in confronting leaders in the South Pacific.

Reports PM's meeting off

15 November 2007, 16:59 AEDT

The much anticipated meeting initiated by interim prime minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama with deposed prime minister Laisenia Qarase may not happen.

Police interrogate NZ businessman over plot

15 November 2007, 16:59 AEDT

New Zealand businessman Ballu Khan is expected to appear in court some time today where he could face up to nine charges over the alleged assassination plot against the interim Prime Minister.

Lobbying and numbers game continues

15 November 2007, 16:57 AEDT

In Solomon Islands, lobbying continues with both the government and parliamentary opposition claiming they have the numbers to govern.

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