Lowell Bautista

Lowell Bautista

Associate professor, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Wollongong

Dr Lowell Bautista is an Associate Professor at the School of Law and a Staff Member of the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), Faculty of Business and Law, University of Wollongong. Dr Bautista is recognised for his expertise in the law of the sea, particularly for his contributions in the area of territorial and maritime disputes in the Asia-Pacific, especially on the South China Sea.

Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (right) shakes hands with Philippines' President Ferdinand Marcos Jr ahead of the family photo during the 50th ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Melbourne on 5 March 2024. (William West/AFP)

Philippines-Australia strategic partnership in an era of geopolitical realignment

The recent visit of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr to Australia demonstrates the resolve of the Philippines to solidify its strategic partnerships with like-minded states in the Indo-Pacific region.