David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr has praised the White House's pause to consult Congress on military action against Syria, calling it a welcome contrast to the former Bush administration's...
David Wroe Kevin Rudd vows to wrest control of TAFE facilities in states that refuse to boost spending.
David Wroe Coalition state governments say Kevin Rudd's promise to wrest control of TAFE facilities in states that refuse to increase spending is an empty threat.
David Wroe Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has vowed tax breaks for small business, extra help for apprentices and the creation of a new jobs-and-training super agency in a major election pitch less than a week out...
David Wroe, Bianca Hall Australian elite special forces soldiers are being investigated over 'potential misconduct'.
David Wroe The Labor government has vowed that if re-elected it will fast-track a multimillion dollar project to build supply ships for the Navy.
David Wroe A senior Russian diplomat has rejected Foreign Minister Bob Carr's claims that the ''sheer horror'' of the suspected chemical attack against Syrian civilians means military strikes are justified even...
David Wroe Defence was not consulted on Labor's high-powered taskforce to look at moving major navy facilities from Sydney Harbour to Queensland.
David Wroe Defence was not consulted on Labor's high-powered taskforce to look at moving major navy facilities from Sydney to Queensland, it emerged on Tuesday.
David Wroe and Deborah Snow Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has outlined plans to shift Defence facilities north from Sydney's Garden Island, hitting back at claims from NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell's that the move would cost jobs.
David Wroe Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has spoken with US President Barack Obama about the situation in Syria, which he has described as a crisis of historic proportions.
David Wroe, Paddy Doulman Captain Cook Graving Dock was the biggest engineering feat in Australian history when it started in May 1940.
David Wroe The historic naval base at Garden Island is being considered for closure by the government in a move that is likely to anger top brass inside the Department of Defence.
David Wroe Once, Tony Abbott's greatest electoral weapon seemed to be the carbon tax. Today, there's a fair argument that it's a couple of young women called Frances and Bridget.
David Wroe Tony Abbott is on comfortable ground in military settings, but he got a little too comfortable on Friday when he asked a group of Navy sailors at HMAS Coonawarra how they felt about intercepting...
David Wroe Opposition Leader Tony Abbott made a campaign stop that included a $340 million plan to boost health services and warmly greeting Catholic nun Sister Jacinta Fong with a kiss.
David Wroe Tony Abbott got a little too comfortable when he asked a group of sailors how they felt about intercepting asylum-seeker vessels.
David Wroe Magistrate Brian Maloney found himself describing to Tony Abbott on Thursday his recent heart transplant due to a hereditary disease.
David Wroe Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott have both called for an investigation into reports Syria's Assad regime used nerve gas in bombing civilian neighbourhoods in the country's...
David Wroe, Bianca Hall The mood in the Brisbane Broncos' club was flagging until Tony Abbott sharpened the tone with his question, ''Does this guy ever shut up?''