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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 Two Australians on death row in Bali should have their sentences reduced to life, the Kerobokan prison governor has announced.
Michael Bachelard The high-security island jail called Nusakambangan is described as Indonesia's Alcatraz - there is no stricter prison and perhaps no more secure environment on the entire archipelago.
Michael Bachelard, Indonesia correspondent Denials contradict statement of alleged victims who say navy personnel deliberately held three men's hands to a hot exhaust pipe.
Michael Bachelard Indonesia is destroying its tropical rainforests faster than Brazil, and the rate is soaring despite a five-year moratorium on new clearing.
Michael Bachelard and Amilia Rosa Prosecutors in Bali have asked that Sydney-based Leeza Ormsby be sentenced to one year and three months in jail for using cannabis.
Michael Bachelard The Indonesian ambassador to Australia has quietly returned to Canberra in a signal that relations between the two countries are defrosting after last year's spying revelations.
Michael Bachelard Queensland man Matt Lockley says he was just looking for the toilet on board a Virgin Australia flight to Bali when he knocked on the door of the cockpit sparking a hijack scare.
Michael Bachelard, Cameron Atfield, Amilia Rosa Serious questions are being asked of Virgin Blue's pilot and copilot after they enacted full hijack alerts to deal with an unruly passenger on board a flight to Bali on Friday.
Michael Bachelard United Nations representatives have joined the criticism of the Abbott Government's boat tow-back policy and called on Australia to process asylum seekers who reach Australian waters instead of...
Michael Bachelard On the same day last September that Tony Abbott was elected prime minister with a mandate to stop the boats, three young men from Pakistan's violent disputed areas arrived in Indonesia.
Michael Bachelard, Jakarta Indonesian authorities find no grounds to send convicted drug mule back to jail.
Michael Bachelard One-time nude model, polygamist and schlock horror movie actress Angel Lelga smiles for the camera as a succession of poor women move in to be photographed in her orbit.
Lindsay Murdoch, Michael Bachelard Relatives of passengers on MH370 in Beijing have reacted with disbelief that the search may be at an end, insisting their loved ones could still be alive.
Michael Bachelard Schapelle Corby's chances of staying out of jail have been given a big boost with the Bali Justice Office finding ''no real evidence'' that she had breached her parole, and saying that to revoke it...
Michael Bachelard Indonesia Correspondent Schapelle Corby has made what one senior official has described as a suicide attempt as moves intensify within Indonesia to revoke her parole and return her to Kerobokan prison.
Michael Bachelard Another Australian woman has been sentenced to a term in an Indonesian prison for drug possession, but Julie Anne Joseph, 32, of Port Hedland, should be free to return to Australia by May.
Michael Bachelard The bulbous orange lifeboat wallowing in the shallows off the coast of Central Java is an unlikely looking weapon - but it's proving highly effective in Australia's military campaign against asylum...
Rachel Olding, Michael Bachelard, Amilia Rosa A Sydney DJ who performs under the moniker ''Marcotix'' has emerged as another key player in the Bali drugs case that has landed tourist Leeza Tracey Ormsby in prison facing a possible 20-year...
Michael Bachelard Bali police have asked Interpol to help investigate Sydney rock-band frontman Azaria Byrne in a drug case that has snared New Zealand-born tourist Leeza Tracey Ormsby in a potential 20-year prison...
Michael Bachelard and Amelia Rose The mystery man implicated in the latest Australian drug arrest in Bali left the rented villa where the ecstasy and hashish was found suddenly the night before he was due to check out.