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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 Tony Abbott has hit the international speakers' circuit to urge Europe to stop loving its neighbours quite so much and instead to turn back refugee boats.
Michael Bachelard Indonesian children have been filmed wielding assault rifles at a school for jihad as Islamic State tries to attract new recruits.
Michael Bachelard Islamic State has begun to use the death of young Australian Jake Bilardi as propaganda, to shame boys from Muslim families into coming to fight in Syria and Iraq.
Jake Bilardi's former classmate says his reported death as an Islamic State suicide bomber is tragic
Rania Spooner, Megan Levy and Michael Bachelard A former classmate of Melbourne teenager believed to have taken his life in an Iraqi suicide bombing, has described his death as "tragic".
Jake Bilardi, reportedly killed in Islamic State suicide bombing, planned to attack Melbourne, blog says
Michael Bachelard An Australian teenager reportedly died in an Islamic State suicide attack in Iraq overnight had previously made plans to launch a string of attacks across Melbourne, including at shopping centres and...
'Britain's white jihadi' actually a gifted Aussie school dropout called Jake now fighting for Islamic State
Armando Cordoba and Michael Bachelard Islamic State recruits a young Aussie boy who converted to Islam.
Michael Bachelard A few weeks before the devastating news that his clemency bid had been rejected by the Indonesian president, Myuran Sukumaran made contact with this reporter through back channels with a request:...
Michael Bachelard Fairfax's recently returned Indonesia correspondent makes a plea for a deeper understanding of our near neighbour.
Michael Bachelard Two Australian drug traffickers had a markedly different experience in the Indonesian courts compared to the home-town kingpin.
Michael Bachelard, Nick McKenzie The reliability of the Indonesian legal system is in question after revelations that Bali nine judges have been sacked for corruption
Michael Bachelard Last October, the day after she allegedly had her multimillionaire Australian husband murdered, wrapped in plastic and dumped in a rice field in Bali, Indonesian woman Julaikah Noor Aini was still...
Michael Bachelard The rescue team searching for the crashed AirAsia jet QZ8501 believe they have found part of the main body or a wing.
Michael Bachelard Aceh might be famous for its brutal application of Islamic sharia law, but it’s also where a certain intoxicating weed has been getting people high for generations.
Michael Bachelard The tail section of the downed AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been recovered from the sea bottom and lifted onto a waiting ship, allowing crews to search it carefully for the crucial black box flight...
Michael Bachelard A serious attempt was underway late on Saturday afternoon to lift the tail section of the downed AirAsia flight QZ8501 from the sea bottom, after teams of divers managed to attach a giant orange...
Michael Bachelard "Ping" signals from the black box of downed AirAsia flight QZ8501 have been located 300 metres from the aircraft's sunken tail section.
Michael Bachelard Her pregnancy has delayed the flogging, but when her baby is born in July, "Yasmeen" will be ritually caned by Aceh's religious authorities - punishment for her so-called crime.
Michael Bachelard Indonesian president Joko Widodo has insisted there will be no second chances for Australian death row convict Myuran Sukumaran despite his repentance and rehabilitation.
Michael Bachelard Indonesian search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet have located the tail of the aircraft underwater, agency chief Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo said.
Michael Bachelard AirAsia has been banned from flying five of its key Indonesian domestic services out of Surabaya airport as part of a government crackdown on previously unenforced regulations in the wake of the...