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.

Stories

Labour leader won't join interim government

8 December 2006, 17:11 AEDT

Fiji's former Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudry has ruled himself out, and any member of his Labour Party from being part of any interim government.

Military commander agrees to meet with GCC

8 December 2006, 17:11 AEDT

Fiji's Military Commodore Frank Bainimarama has agreed to a meeting requested by the Chair of the Great Council of Chiefs Ratu Ovini Bokini.

Military puts spending limit on Ministry of Finance

8 December 2006, 17:11 AEDT

Fiji's Ministry of Finance came into some attention by the military on Friday after the CEO put a spending limit on the military and government departments.

Garment industry fears international sanctions over coup

8 December 2006, 9:23 AEDT

While Fiji watches and waits, its garments industry say it's worried Commodore Bainimarama's coup will lead to trade sanctions at both a government and industry level.

Opposition leader urges 'passive' resistance to coup

8 December 2006, 9:23 AEDT

Fiji's opposition leader, Mick Beddoes, says passive resistance to the military coup could prove very effective.

Signs of growing unease over military rule

8 December 2006, 9:23 AEDT

Fiji's coup is continuing, amid signs of a growing "passive" resistance to the military.

'Divide and conquer' only way to end coup

8 December 2006, 9:23 AEDT

An Australian military analyst who has studied Fiji's armed forces says the international community will have to open splits in the country's military if it wants to end the coup.

Tsunami research to help cut warning costs

8 December 2006, 9:23 AEDT

There is hope that two tsunami research projects will help create better warning systems in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Police camp to end highlands tribal clash

8 December 2006, 9:23 AEDT

Papua New Guinea police are camping among tribal warriors in an effort to stop a tribal conflict in the PNG highlands, which has claimed more than four lives.

Prime Minister denies he requested Australian military help

8 December 2006, 9:23 AEDT

Mr Qarase continues to maintain that he is still the country's prime minister, although he hasn't ruled out an early retirement from public office.

Military commander announces

7 December 2006, 18:44 AEDT

To more on the changes being made to senior government positions by military leader Commodore Frank Bainimarama.

Tourists should consider still coming

7 December 2006, 17:00 AEDT

The Australia Fiji Business Council wants tourists to keep coming to the country.

Military PM keen to help Commodore Bainimarama

7 December 2006, 17:00 AEDT

The newly appointed puppet Prime Minister of Fiji is, not suprisingly, a military man who says he's happy to try and help Commodore Bainimarama.

Military clean-up of government continues

7 December 2006, 17:00 AEDT

To the changes being made to senior government positions by military leader Commodore Frank Bainimarama.

Military's PM resigns from School of Medicine Council

7 December 2006, 17:00 AEDT

In Fiji, one of the first duties for newly sworn in Prime Minister Dr Jona Senilagakali has turned sour.

Uncertainty over the public service role in coup

7 December 2006, 8:23 AEDT

It's unclear what role the Fiji public service will play under the new, military-led government.

Overseas Fiji communities expect more emigration

7 December 2006, 8:23 AEDT

The military coup in Fiji has been greeted with dismay by Fijian communities in neighbouring countries.

Fiji Times hits the stands after censorship assurances

7 December 2006, 8:23 AEDT

Fiji's largest newspaper, the Fiji Times, was published today, a day after it was forced to delay publication over censorship concerns.

Coup has no impact on tourists' holiday paradise

7 December 2006, 8:23 AEDT

Australians returning from Fiji say the coup has had little impact on their stay in the country.

Public prosecutor busy with high profile cases.

7 December 2006, 8:23 AEDT

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Solomon Islands is working to prosecute several high-profile criminal and civil unrest-related cases now pending before the courts.

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