The Age’s investigations editor Michael Bachelard shares exclusive behind-the-scenes insights on how his recent exposé into nursing homes came about.
Michael Bachelard is Fairfax's foreign editor and the investigations editor at The Age. He has worked in Canberra, Melbourne and Jakarta as Fairfax's Indonesia correspondent. He and has written two books and won multiple awards for journalism, including the Gold Walkley in 2017.
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