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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 The desperate and jobless are sold hope, but all they are buying is debt
Michael Bachelard Former AFL chief Andrew Demetriou's vocational education company Acquire Learning has been accused of unconscionable conduct, making false or misleading representations and breaching...
Michael Bachelard Ivan Brown, the chief executive of Melbourne's Phoenix Institute, has taken the Turnbull government to the Federal Court in the first legal challenge to its attempts to rein in the scandal-plagued...
Eryk Bagshaw and Michael Bachelard Helen Fielding thought she'd withstood her fair share of hardship. Then the college recruiters came knocking.
Michael Bachelard Melbourne's Phoenix Institute has become the first vocational college to close down as a result of a federal government crackdown which this week froze funding to the entire sector.
Michael Bachelard, Eryk Bagshaw One of Australia's largest private colleges allegedly signed up new students without their knowledge or consent, a government regulator has found.
Michael Bachelard Consumer commission moves against allegedly dodgy college, but can it get the taxpayers $106 million back?
Michael Bachelard 'The government is offering laptops'. Hidden video shows how dodgy vocational colleges are still selling courses to the poor.
Michael Bachelard Why, for the second time in less than a year, has Paris been hit with a mass casualty attack by Islamist terrorists? Is France uniquely vulnerable to these attacks?
Michael Bachelard Court action against a dodgy vocational college has laid bare the ruthless tactics used to reap millions of dollars of taxpayer money from the Commonwealth.
Michael Bachelard, Luke McMahon A man who was briefly leader of Australia's most vocal anti-Islam street movement, the United Patriots Front, has a history online of supporting far-right causes, including wanting to hang a picture...
Michael Bachelard, Matthew Knott and Henrietta Cook A Fairfax investigation exposed a dodgy vocational college, which will now lose its registration
Michael Bachelard Man and dog gaze into each others eyes, the electric space between them fizzing with currents of devotion, trust and shared endeavour.
Michael Bachelard Billions of taxpayer dollars have pumped up the profits of private companies that often have little experience in education.
Michael Bachelard The wealthy businessman says the man should prefer to die rather than talk to members of his family who had left the sect.
Michael Bachelard Warwick Martell wonders why, at 87 and firmly retired, the Victorian government would pay to equip him with computer skills for the workforce of the future?
Michael Bachelard, Matthew Knott, Henrietta Cook The vocational college at the centre of rorting allegations reported in Fairfax Media will be investigated immediately and may lose its permission to bill the federal government...
Michael Bachelard, Chris Vedelago A teenage former terror suspect who had charges against him dropped for lack of evidence has been hit with a highly restrictive control order that restricts him to worshiping in one mosque only, and...
Michael Bachelard, Henrietta Cook, Matthew Knott It's grown from nothing to costing taxpayers $4 billion this year, and growing fast, and there are few controls. Now the salesmen and shysters are in charge of Australia's vocational education system.
Henrietta Cook, Michael Bachelard Despite being told they had intellectual disabilities, the Phoenix Institute salesman who knocked on the Easthams' housing commission door put them under pressure to sign up for expensive...