Oliver Nobetau

FDC Pacific Fellow
Areas of expertise

Climate change, national security, PNG governance and politics, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, and broader international relations across the Pacific region.

Oliver Nobetau
Biography
Publications

Oliver (Oli) Nobetau is the 2024 FDC Pacific Fellow at the Lowy Institute. Working in the Institute’s Pacific Islands Program, he is on a one-year secondment from the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG).

His research interests include climate change, national security, PNG governance and politics, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, and broader international relations across the Pacific region. Oliver has experience as a Senior Legal Officer with the Office of the State Solicitor in PNG’s Department of Justice and Attorney General, practicing in international law and representing the Government of PNG in international negotiations relating to security and climate change. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Papua New Guinea.

The FDC Pacific Fellow is supported by a grant from the Foundation for Development Cooperation.

The state of play in PNG: A momentous start to 2024
The state of play in PNG: A momentous start to 2024
Domestic deals and political spills threaten to overshadow economic progress in the land of the unexpected.
Australia–PNG security agreement: A revamp for Pacific partnerships
Australia–PNG security agreement: A revamp for Pacific partnerships
A technical perspective into the intended operation of the bilateral security deal between the close neighbours.
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