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.

Join the team each morning and afternoon on Radio Australia through FM, online stream and shortwave, and through partner stations in the Pacific.


Voting winds down counting starts Monday

11 July 2007, 15:35 AEST

In Papau New Guinea's general election, voting is expected to finish on Friday with the exception of some of the more inaccessible areas.

SOLS:Former DPP says Moti appointment unconstitutional

11 July 2007, 15:35 AEST

A former Solomon Islands Director of Public Prosecutions says the appointment of Julian Moti as Attorney General is un-constitutional.

PACIFIC:Pacific Plan makes considerable progress

11 July 2007, 11:48 AEST

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat says considerable progress has been made in implementing the Pacific Plan - the Forum Island leaders vision for increased regional co-operation and development.

PNG:Backs APEC push to resusitate Doha talks

11 July 2007, 11:47 AEST

Papua New Guinea's Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister, Paul Tiensten, has given his full support to the APEC Trade Ministers reaffirmation of their commitment to reach a successful conclusion to the stalled Doha round or World Trade negotiations.

Academic says Moti appointment won't affect RAMSI

11 July 2007, 11:36 AEST

Julian Moti's ascension to the position of Solomon Islands' Attorney-General is being seen as all about the leadership of the Prime Minister, and it won't affect the Regional Assistance Mission, RAMSI.

Electoral Commission confident of result by end of July

11 July 2007, 11:34 AEST

Papua New Guinea's Electoral Commission says it is confident of delivering election results by the 30th of July despite delays in counting votes and polling being extended in several provinces till the end of this week.

Moti says swearing-in as AG victory for silent majority

10 July 2007, 18:21 AEST

The Solomon Islands' new Attorney General, Julian Moti says his ascension to the top legal position is a victory for the silent majority in the country.

Foreign Minister says Sols AG appointment insensitive

10 July 2007, 18:21 AEST

Australia's Foreign minister Alexander Downer says Julian Moti's appointment is "extremely insensitive" and "offensive" to Solomon Islanders and Australians.

Power strike impacts on elections

10 July 2007, 16:11 AEST

Counting has begun in the Papua New Guinea capital to tally votes cast at the weekend in national elections.

UN not likely to boycott Fiji diplomatic appointment

10 July 2007, 16:11 AEST

The United Nations and China are unlikely to oppose the Fiji Interim Government's choice of diplomats for New York and Beijing.

20 police to go to Taiwan for training

10 July 2007, 16:07 AEST

The Solomons Islands Police Commissioner, Jahir Khan, says 20 Solomon Islands police officers will soon leave for Taiwan to undergo expert training on close protection.

PSC to challenge Moti's swearing-in as AG

10 July 2007, 15:33 AEST

The Solomon Islands Public Service Commission says it will challenge the swearing-in of Julian Moti as Attorney General in court.

MOTI sworn-in as Attorney General

10 July 2007, 15:32 AEST

Controversial Australian lawyer, Julian Moti has been sworn-in as Solomon Islands' Attorney General.

Call for interim government to put own house in order

10 July 2007, 11:57 AEST

The SDL party in Fiji has criticised the interim government for worrying about comments made by developed countries before putting its own house in order.

Police detain dancers after Papuan congress

10 July 2007, 11:57 AEST

A group of eight Papuans has been released from custody after being interrogated at the end of a four day Papuan Tribal Congress meeting in Jayapura that ended on Sunday.

SOLS; Civil Society groups to meet over Moti and guns

9 July 2007, 16:37 AEST

The swearing-in of Julian Moti and plans to rearm Solomon Islands police will be dicussed at an urgent seminar of Civil society groups on Wednesday in Honiara.

Labour mobility on Forum economic agenda

9 July 2007, 15:55 AEST

The Forum's Economic Minister's meeting will get underway in Palau on Wednesday.

Change in mood concern for Aus/NZ forces

9 July 2007, 15:55 AEST

New Zealand Minister for defence Phil Goff has warned that New Zealand and Australian forces may no longer be welcome in Solomon islands.

Illegal entry at PM's office could be inside job

9 July 2007, 15:55 AEST

Police in Fiji are investigating a break in at the Prime Ministers's office at the weekend.

Julian Moti to be Sworn-in as AG

9 July 2007, 15:16 AEST

The Solomon Islands government is to swear -in fugitive Australian lawyer, Julian Moti as Attorney General tomorrow.

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