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Pacific Beat



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



Published: Fri, 23 Jun 17 17:10:19 +1000

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Pacific Beat PM Podcast 23rd June 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:10:19 +1000

Medical charities struggle to keep up with the demand for wheelchairs and crutches, as diabetes-related amputations rise in the Pacific. As PNG prepares to go to the polls starting from tomorrow, one analyst says to expect a few surprises.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_PM_20170623.mp3




Pacific Beat AM Podcast 23rd June 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:36:38 +1000

The drowning deaths of 16 young church-goers after their banana boat capsized off Guadalcanal prompts Solomon Islands Prime Minister to order a review of emergency response systems. And, Fiji's opposition parties unite to call for changes to electoral system ahead of next year national poll.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_AM_20170623.mp3




Pacific Beat PM Podcast 22nd June 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:25:36 +1000

Ghost names still on PNG's electoral role as the final hours to the national election countdown. Fiji's opposition parties unite and calling for electoral system changes ahead of next year's polls.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_PM_20170622.mp3




Pacific Beat AM Podcast 22nd June 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:37:58 +1000

The police commander on PNG's Manus Island calls for election candidates and their supporters to show respect to media covering the campaign. And, we speak to a local Rabaul historian about the significance of the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the Montevideo Maru, described as Australia's worst wartime tragedy.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_AM_20170622.mp3




Pacific Beat PM Podcast 21st June 2017

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:36:55 +1000

Vanuatu stands still to farewell its late President, Father Baldwin Lonsdale. Fiji's election supervisor defends awarding a contract to a Pakistani organisation that's been accused of corruption and ballot stuffing.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_PM_20170621.mp3




Pacific Beat AM Podcast 21st June 2017

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:17:22 +1000

An emotional Solomon Islands' Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare admits he was wrong to oppose RAMSI, the regional intervention that helped rebuild his country after years of ethnic conflict and the premier of Malaita criticises rescue authorities as the search continues for 16 people still missing after a boat tragedy that claimed the lives of five other young church-goers.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_AM_20170621.mp3




Pacific Beat AM Podcast 20th June 2017

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:20:49 +1000

Vanuatu prepares to farewell its revered president with the state funeral for Baldwin Lonsdale tomorrow and Papua New Guinea's electoral commission promises it will be publishing a full list of polling places on Thursday, just two days before voting is due to start.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_AM_20170620.mp3




Pacific Beat PM Podcast 19th June 2017

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:47:13 +1000

The people of Vanuatu react to the sudden death of their President. PNG's national election scheduled to start in just a matter of days.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_PM_20170619.mp3




Pacific Beat PM Podcast 16th June 2017

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:42:55 +1000

Vanuatu politicians rush through legislation saving the country from facing a financial blacklisting. More than a dozen young people in Solomon Islands missing at sea are feared dead. The legacy of nuclear testing in the Pacific inspiring the push for a ban on nuclear weapons.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_PM_20170616.mp3




Pacific Beat AM Podcast 16th June 2017

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:30:48 +1000

The investigation into the mass breakout from Buimo Jail in PNG points to justice system in crisis as one of the key factors, with some prisoners on remand for as long as nine years and PNG's foreign minister is accused of having an agenda, after ordering the deportation of two more foreign missionaries.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_AM_20170616.mp3