Michael Bachelard

Michael Bachelard is The Age's investigations editor. A former Indonesia correspondent, 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.

A fireball explodes in the air above the shattered streets of west Mosul on July 3.

Traumatised people of Mosul breathe again

When the Iraqi prime minister ventures into Mosul's streets to claim victory, he is standing on the bones of his people and the ashes of part of his country's history.

Myuran Sukumaran at a painting class given by visiting friend and Australian artist Ben Quilty at Kerobokan jail in ...

Myuran Sukumaran was a good man

I first met Myuran Sukumaran in 2012 and grew to know him in the subsequent years, when it became clear he was a changed man trapped in an absurd and flawed 'justice' system.