Michael Bachelard

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.

Attorney-General George Brandis has argued that people should be able to get a court to stop a story being published if ...

Forget 18C, this is the real threat to free speech

Some of the biggest alleged free speech champions on the right of Australian politics have used the defamation law to protect their own reputations even though they are trying to remove the "insult and offend" protection in the Racial Discrimination Act.