David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe, Judith Ireland Tony Abbott's hint he is open to "refinement" of his GP co-payment has failed to impress key cross-benchers amid further signs the government will struggle to pass major planks of its budget.
Patrick Hatch, David Wroe, Judith Ireland An asylum seeker on a bridging visa has died after suffering burns to 90 per cent to his body.
Sarah Whyte David Wroe The Salvation Army has described a staff member accused of murdering asylum seeker Reza Barati as a hero, saying he was attempting to help those injured in the Manus Island violence.
Australia to embrace Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's announcement of stronger security role in Asia
David Wroe Australia is set to embrace an announcement from Japan that it means to take a more muscular security role in Asia - a move that is likely to put further strain on Tokyo's already brittle relations...
Reza Barati investigation: Scott Morrison hits back at PNG police allegations of Manus Island 'cover-up'
David Wroe Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has brushed aside claims by Papua New Guinean police that Australia has hampered the investigation into fatal riots on Manus Island and may even have perpetrated a...
David Wroe Australia might have to boost its defence spending by tens of billions to counter new threats prompted by China's growing assertiveness, an influential defence analyst says.
David Wroe Australia might have to boost its defence spending by tens of billions in coming years to counter new threats prompted by China's growing assertiveness, influential defence analyst says.
David Wroe The Abbott government's plan to pump billions of dollars into defence risks encouraging the military to go on "a shopping expedition" for equipment and personnel that aren't really needed, a top...
David Wroe Papua New Guinean police have suggested Australia is carrying out "a major cover-up" over the Manus Island riots and have denied any of their officers were involved in the violence.
Sarah Whyte, David Wroe Asylum seekers on one of their first excursions out of Manus Island detention centre since the February violence had an altercation with locals, who, refugee advocates say, brandished machetes.
Sarah Whyte, David Wroe Asylum seekers on one of their first excursions out of the Manus Island detention centre since February's violence had an altercation with locals, who refugee advocates say brandished machetes.
David Wroe Australian troops are expected to pull out of Afghanistan entirely by the end of 2016 in line with the United States which has announced its own planned withdrawal to this timetable.
David Wroe, Michael Gordon Asylum seekers already angry about the uncertainty they faced were repeatedly told they would remain in Manus Island's overcrowded detention centre indefinitely at an incendiary pre-riot meeting,...
David Wroe and Michael Gordon Asylum seekers, already angry about the uncertainty they faced, were repeatedly told they would remain in Manus Island's overcrowded detention centre indefinitely at an incendiary pre-riot meeting,...
David Wroe The Papua New Guinean police are set to launch a broadside at Australia by suggesting that Monday's independent report has interfered with the local police investigation.
Sarah Whyte and David Wroe Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has vowed to maintain his hardline approach on asylum seekers despite admitting ''great regret'' that urgent security upgrades were not made to Manus Island...
Sarah Whyte, David Wroe Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says it is his "great regret" that security infrastructure had not been upgraded on Manus Island before February's violence that killed an asylum seeker.
David Wroe Australia's new counter-terrorism ambassador has singled out the growth of jihadist groups in Africa as a key concern in the post-bin Laden era of global terror.
Miles Armitage: Africa's jihadist groups the new threat, says Australia's counter-terrorism ambassador
David Wroe Australia's new counterterrorism ambassador has singled out the growth of jihadist groups in Africa as a key concern in the post-Bin Laden era, as global terrorism continues to evolve and morph.
David Wroe Australia has piled fresh sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin's close circle of friends and allies over Moscow's continuing interference in neighbouring Ukraine.