David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe and Richard Willingham The Abbott government has vowed at least 500 new jobs in Australia will be created under a $50 billion submarine program in which local industry can partner with shipbuilders from Japan, Germany or...
David Wroe Australia's top counter-terrorism police officer has expressed concern that a rising number of "cleanskin" jihadis who have radicalised rapidly below the radar of police are slipping overseas to...
David Wroe The Abbott government is risking a brawl with defence bureaucrats who've been offered a meagre 3.16 percent pay rise over three years, carefully undercutting the 4.
David Wroe Adelaide-based shipbuilder ASC still has not been told by the Abbott government whether it will be able to bid for work on Australia's new submarine fleet.
Matthew Knott, David Wroe The Abbott government's controversial data retention scheme will cost an estimated $300 million to set up, with telecommunications consumers expected to foot almost half the total cost through higher...
David Wroe The military head of NATO has confirmed the alliance hopes Australia will remain in Afghanistan - including militarily - beyond the current withdrawal date of the end of 2016.
David Wroe Tony Abbott is stepping up the government's push for laws compelling phone and internet firms to keep customer metadata, calling such data 'absolutely critical' to fighting child pornography online.
David Wroe There is no national security need to build the next fleet of submarines in Australia, Chief of the Defence Force Mark Binskin has said, putting a dent in the case for a local build.
David Wroe A high-level inquiry into the Martin Place siege is expected to back consideration of stripping dual nationals of their Australian citizenship if there is strong evidence they are involved in...
David Wroe Australian air strikes have killed "hundreds" of Islamic State fighters in a campaign that has stripped the militant group of many of its most experienced fighters, Australia's commander in the Iraq...
David Wroe Tony Abbott has gone on the front foot over submarines to launch a remarkable attack on Labor, saying they would let the Russians or North Koreans build Australia's next fleet.
David Wroe, Defence Correspondent The competition rules the Abbott government is using to choose a new submarine were the subject of an auditor's probe – demanded by the Coalition itself – when they were used by Labor to...
David Wroe Defence Correspondent At least two Liberals appear to have been swayed by the Prime Minister's public commitment to throw open the $25 billion purchase of new submarines to a competitive tender.
David Wroe Key crossbench senators whose votes the government needs to pass legislation insist it makes little difference to them who is leading the Liberal Party if its policies do not dramatically change.
David Wroe The South Australian government has called the nation's first ever Royal Commission into nuclear fuel, raising the prospect of generating nuclear power in Australia and enriching uranium for export.
David Wroe Many experts are arguing we should rethink our departure from Afghanistan.
David Wroe Afghanistan’s new President has urged the West to stay involved in his country – including militarily - longer than the planned withdrawal date at the end of next year in a meeting with...
David Wroe Internet providers are wiping data and, with it, information that could be important to police investigations.
David Wroe Notorious Sydney jihadist Mohamed Elomar has boasted online about the conversion of a young Iraqi boy from the minority Yazidi sect to the brutal Islamic State ideology.
David Wroe and Rachel Olding Police across the nation have been warned to keep a close eye out for their safety as federal authorities declared that a terrorist attack targetting officers of the law is now "likely".