Portrait of Michael Bachelard

Michael Bachelard

Michael Bachelard has been a journalist for 25 years and is the recently returned Indonesia correspondent for Fairfax Media – the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald.

Before his stint in Indonesia, Michael worked in the press gallery in Canberra, and then in Melbourne for the Australian, before joining the Age in 2006. Since returning, he has taken up the role of editor of the investigations unit at the Age.

He has written two books – The Great Land Grab and Behind The Exclusive Brethren – and has won a number of journalistic awards, including a Walkley Award and a Quill award.