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



Published: Tue, 23 May 17 16:29:34 +1000

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Pacific Beat PM Podcast 23rd May 2017

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:29:34 +1000

Calls for an independent investigation into what's been described as the massacre of 17 inmates during a recent mass jailbreak in PNG. Fallout continues in Vanuatu from the national broadcaster's failure to televise the country's historic debut at the under 20 World Cup.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_PM_20170523.mp3




Pacific Beat AM Podcast 23rd May 2017

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:21:13 +1000

Calls for an independent investigation into the deadly prison jail break in PNG that left 17 escapees dead. And, Vanuatu soccer fans wait to see if the national broadcaster can finally deliver live World Cup coverage of their Under20 team.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_AM_20170523.mp3




Pacific Beat PM Podcast 22nd May 2017

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:45:06 +1000

Australia's immigration department admits it got the details wrong about a violent incident at the Manus Island detention centre last month, that involved gun fire and left nine people injured. Tonga's former finance minister insists no one in cabinet raised any concerns about the cost of hosting the Pacific Games


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_PM_20170522.mp3




Pacific Beat AM Podcast 22nd May 2017

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:15:34 +1000

Tough economic times are affecting Papua New Guinea's normally colourful election campaign, we'll hear from our PNG correspondent Eric Tlozek from the Highlands how festivities are subdued this time around. Palau on drought alert as the dry conditions related to the El Nino weather event again threaten communities across the Pacific.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_AM_20170522.mp3




Pacific Beat PM Podcast 19th May 2017

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:57:57 +1000

Claims there's a climate of fear among public servants in Fiji. Fears Tonga's government is losing out on a major marketing opportunity by pulling out of the 2019 Pacific Games.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_PM_20170519.mp3




Pacific Beat PM Podcast 18th May 2017

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:13:35 +1000

Optimism the 2019 Pacific Games in Tonga can be saved. And, should science and religion mix when it comes to climate change preparation in the Pacific?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_PM_20170518.mp3




Pacific Beat PM Podcast 17th May 2017

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:28:22 +1000

PNG's Police Commissioner stands down foreign nationals he'd engaged for firearms training. Fiji's Education Minister under fire over comment. The Solomon Islands declares its first protected marine park.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_PM_20170517.mp3




Pacific Beat AM Podcast 17 May 2017

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:17:14 +1000

Papua New Guinea's police commissioner defends a decision to deploy armed expatriates on the streets of Port Moresby as part of a training programme for his officers and in a huge boost to Vanuatu's tourism industry, Australia's national airline Qantas is to resume flights into Port Vila under a code sharing arrangement with Air Vanuatu.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_AM_20170517.mp3




Pacific Beat PM Podcast 16th May 2017

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:12:45 +1000

PNG's police commissioner defends a decision to have armed expatriates on the streets of Port Moresby. The South Pacific island that should be a tropical paradise but is instead the world's dumping ground for plastic waste.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_PM_20170516.mp3




Pacific Beat PM Podcast 15th May 2017

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:26:02 +1000

Questions in PNG about the state of the country's corrections services as 17 prison escapees are shot dead and dozens more still on the run. Help finally arrives to Vanuatu's remote northern islands but the rebuilding effort won't be easy.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_PM_20170515.mp3