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.


Call for resource projects to be "bulldozed"

29 May 2007, 15:49 AEST

An Australian academic says resource projects in Papua New Guinea have failed to deliver development to the vast bulk of the population and should be 'bulldozed'.

International legal fraternity opposes "intimidation" of lawyers

29 May 2007, 15:49 AEST

Another international law association has voiced its disapproval of what it describes as the intimidation of Fiji's legal and media practioners.

Foreign minister acknowledges corruption problem

29 May 2007, 15:49 AEST

The government of Papua New Guinea has been accused of turning a blind eye to allegations of corruption in the Immigration and Citizenship division.

two tribes clash in Western Highlands over administrator

28 May 2007, 15:48 AEST

Two tribes of knife-wielding clansmen have clashed in Papua New Guinea's Western Highlands over the appointment of the province's top public servant.

Lawyer alleges intimidation of legal profession

28 May 2007, 15:45 AEST

A New Zealand-based lawyer has left Fiji after masked men broke into her home in Lautoka and stole a laptop computer containing documents on a sensitive court case.

Justice Minister denies intimidation of lawyers

28 May 2007, 15:44 AEST

Fiji's interim Justice Minister is denying that lawyers are being intimidated.

Law Asia concerned at detention of lawyers

28 May 2007, 15:36 AEST

The organisation which represents legal practioners in Asia, and the Pacific "Law Asia" says the reports of lawyers being detained, is the last thing it wants to hear out of Fiji.

Tuvala and Kiribati urged to vote against whaling

28 May 2007, 15:34 AEST

The New Zealand government is hoping Tuvalu and Kiribati will be persuaded to drop their support for Japan when they vote on issues at the annual International Whaling Commission meeting in Alaska this week.

Traumatised people shaken again

28 May 2007, 12:12 AEST

The already traumatised people of tsunami affected areas of Solomon Islands Western Province, have been shaken again by another earthquake.

media organisation elects new executive

28 May 2007, 10:57 AEST

The main media organisation in the Pacific has a new executive.

SOLOMONS:SIBC News Editor describes threats during ethnic tensions

28 May 2007, 10:55 AEST

The News Editor of the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corproation Walter Nalangu described his experiences during the ethnic tensions.

regional journalists told to be more effective

28 May 2007, 10:54 AEST

The region's Journalists have been told their impact on developing economies is not as effective as it should be.

new market to built in Fagatogo

28 May 2007, 10:52 AEST

American Samoa's economy is set to benefit from a new market in Fagatogo on Pago Pago Harbour.

Acting PM pays tribute to Ulufa'alu

25 May 2007, 15:49 AEST

Acting Solomons Islands Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo says Bartholomew Ulufa'alu passed away today.

journalists describe intimidation by government

25 May 2007, 15:48 AEST

A delegation of journalists from Fiji has described being intimidated by Fiji's military led government.

Former PM Ulufa'alu dies

25 May 2007, 14:58 AEST

The former Solomon Islands Prime Minister Bartholomew Ulufa'alu has died.

Amnesty criticises law and order in new report

25 May 2007, 10:57 AEST

Papua New Guinea's law and order problems have come under the international spotlight again, this time in Amnesty International 's Human Rights report for 2007.

Christians. Hindus positive about religious education

25 May 2007, 10:51 AEST

Fiji's main faith communities have cautiously welcomed a government plan to introduce religious education in schools.

PNG:Central Bank Governor says growth of 6-7% needed

24 May 2007, 15:08 AEST

Papua New Guinea's Central Bank Governor, Wilson Kamit, says PNG must achieve economic growth of around six to seven per cent a year if the benefits of the mining boom are to be felt by the great majority of the population.

RAMSI head says staying till job is done

24 May 2007, 15:02 AEST

The head of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands, Tim George, says RAMSI will not leave the Solomon Islands until the job is finished.

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