Deborah Cassrels has been a journalist for over 40 years. Based in Bali since 2009, she has written extensively for The Australian newspaper on refugees, politics, terrorism, crime, the Bali Nine Australian drug smugglers among other issues.
She covered the 2015 executions of the two Bali Nine ringleaders and was a finalist for the Walkley Freelance Awards in 2016 for her work on terrorism in Indonesia.
Previously a features writer at the Weekend Australian Magazine, she contributes to The Times of London, The Guardian and SBS. Her work has also appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review.
Beginning her career as a reporter for the New Zealand Herald, Deborah moved to Australia in the mid-1980s to work for The Australian and the Courier-Mail. She has freelanced in the US, Europe and Central America.
Deborah has two children and divides her time between Indonesia and Sydney.See all