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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 A boy sits alone in his bedroom, or in class while the teacher drones away, his long hair shrouding his face as he immerses himself on the internet in events a million miles away.
Boxing Day shoppers 'pigs': more posts of teen jihadist Jake Bilardi, believed dead in a suicide bombing, uncovered
Michael Bachelard Teen jihadist Jake Bilardi described Boxing Day shoppers as "pigs" and said living in Australia made him want to behead people, a new cache of blog posts has revealed.
Michael Bachelard In the lead-up to his conversion to Islam, Jake Bilardi, the young Melbourne boy who became the 'white jihadist' was regularly reading news from the Arab world and making comments on the evil of the...
Michael Bachelard, Armando Cordoba, Rania Spooner A committee member of the north-suburban mosque and youth centre that Jake sometimes attended said his centre "openly disagrees" with people going to fight for Islamic State, and it was largely the...
Armando Cordoba and Michael Bachelard The IS recruit the world's media has called the ‘‘white jihadi’’ is a skinny, baby-faced teenager from Craigieburn.
Michael Bachelard While two Australians await death by firing squad in Bali, three big-time Indonesian heroin smugglers caught importing a $600 million load into Australia in 1998 will soon become eligible for parole.
Suspected Bali Nine mastermind living in luxury as Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran sit on death row
Nick Mckenzie, Richard Baker, Michael Bachelard A man police suspect was a mastermind of the Bali Nine drug importation is living a life of luxury in Sydney while two junior members of his syndicate, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran await the...
'What use will executing us be?': Bali Nine member Myuran Sukumaran speaks out after bid for clemency rejected
Michael Bachelard Myuran Sukumaran is one step closer to the firing squad after the Indonesian president rejected his clemency bid.
Michael Bachelard Myuran Sukumaran is one step closer to the firing squad after appearing to have lost his bid for clemency from the Indonesian president.
Michael Bachelard An Indonesian official says objects have been spotted in the sea by an Australian search plane hunting for the missing AirAsia jet.
Michael Bachelard A search and rescue operation is under way in the ocean off Indonesia after AirAsia flight QZ 8501 went missing with 162 people on board about halfway through its flight from Surabaya to Singapore...
Michael Bachelard and Rachel Olding Career diplomat Paul Grigson has been appointed the new ambassador to Indonesia.
Michael Bachelard The Indonesian woman arrested in Bali for organising a hit on her Australian husband, Bob Ellis, was extremely well off, spend large sums on gold and jewellery and had full control of the couple's...
Michael Bachelard Two Australian light-aircraft pilots forced to land by fighter jets because they were violating Indonesian air space have been allowed to fly on to their destination in the Philippines.
Michael Bachelard Indonesian authorities have identified the Australian surfer who lost his life after taking to the waves in Bali.
Michael Bachelard An Australian light aircraft flying from Darwin has been forced to land by two Sukhoi fighter jets because it was in Indonesian airspace without permission.
John Garnaut, Michael Bachelard Joko Widodo, who on Monday tomorrow will be inaugurated as Indonesia's second directly elected president, will quickly move to salve the festering grievances of West Papua.
Michael Bachelard Four years ago I wrote a story in The Sunday Age about a brave young woman who had been trapped in a small, northern-NSW new-age cult for 12 years.
Michael Bachelard Cisarua, West Java: A man whose Afghan-Australian father was murdered by the Taliban last week has been denied refugee status by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Noel Towell and Michael Bachelard Security guard crushed by motorised security gate not Commonwealth's responsibility.