Michael Bachelard is Fairfax Media's Indonesia correspondent. A former political reporter and workplace relations writer, he was awarded a Jefferson Fellowship in journalism in 2005. He is the author of Behind The Exclusive Brethren.
Michael Bachelard The logging company that became a poster child for bad environmental practice and was accused by Greenpeace of ‘‘pulping the planet’’, has agreed to end natural forest logging and rely on plantation...
Michael Bachelard SOME of the richest and most biodiverse forests in Indonesia will soon be opened up for commercial exploitation under a plan drafted by the new government of Aceh.
Michael Bachelard and Richard Willingham Nobody notices as the first steer is led quietly into the killing box. There is no struggling and no lowing.
Michael Bachelard As the public servants of Indonesia's Forestry Ministry stand waiting for the lifts, they are assailed by warnings against graft.
Michael Bachelard The mega-cities of Asia will be the toughest test for climate-change policy as a rising middle class begins to consume goods at rates only previously seen in the west.
Michael Bachelard A massive earthquake yesterday struck beneath the ocean 346 kilometres south-west of the Indonesian province of Aceh, generating tsunami warnings, but no big wave.
Megan Levy and Michael Bachelard A strong earthquake has hit Mexico’s Pacific coast, shaking buildings and sending people running into the streets of the capital Mexico City as two further quakes struck off the US coast.