David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe and Lisa Cox Australia's National Security Committee has met to discuss what Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared a "deeply concerning incident" in Sydney's Martin Place.
David Wroe, National security correspondent Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she wants Sydney to host a new summit for Pacific leaders next year in a move that would likely bolster Australia's influence in the region.
David Wroe Rising alarm about abuse of the drug crystal methamphetamine or "ice" has prompted the Abbott government to order its chief drug advisers to make the problem their top priority.
David Wroe Visiting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has warned Europe is sliding towards a new Cold War and urged the world to stand up to Russia for the sake of global law and order.
David Wroe Australians going to fight with extremist groups in the Middle East are dying as fast as they are arriving, meaning that the total number of fighters has remained stable at about 70, security agency...
David Wroe, Michael Gordon Australia could supply uranium and coal to Ukraine in a move that would lessen the eastern European nation's dependence on gas from its neighbour and adversary Russia.
David Wroe The capture of suspected Bali bombing mastermind Hambali happened largely through luck, a landmark US report finds.
David Wroe The Abbott government has ramped up the pressure on Australia's naval shipbuilders, giving them seven months to fix the troubled project to build Australia's most powerful ever warships.
David Wroe The Abbott government has announced a rejig of the troubled Air Warfare Destroyer project that will serve as a test case for the future of naval shipbuilding in Australia.
David Wroe A new player is lined up for the role of Australias's watchdog over national security laws.
David Wroe The Abbott government has used its sweeping new counter-terrorism powers by declaring the Islamic State group's heartland in Syria a "no-go zone".
David Wroe Defence Minister David Johnston's office is in chaos, with two staff members shown the door as the Defence Department launched an investigation into a damaging leak of the minister's expense receipts.
David Wroe Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has confirmed foreign aid may be in the firing line for savings along with other areas of the budget but has blamed Labor for any future cuts.
David Wroe Aid groups are voicing growing fears that the Abbott government is eyeing further cuts to foreign aid as it searches desperately for budget savings ahead of its mid-year budget update.
David Wroe Treasurer Joe Hockey has ruled out an open tender on Australia's new submarines, arguing time is running out to start designing and building a fleet to replace the Collins Class boats.
David Wroe Independent Senator Jacqui Lambie insists she will continue to vote against any government legislation in the Senate despite Tony Abbott's backdown on cuts to military members' entitlements.
David Wroe Prime Minister Tony Abbott has partially backed down on the Australian Defence Force pay dispute by restoring several allowances that are worth thousands of dollars a year to some military members.
David Wroe and Deborah Snow A reckless wisecrack has the Defence Minister in trouble at a time when threats to national security demand strong leadership.
David Wroe Ken McIlwain was watching the nightly news in 2011 when the story of the now notorious 'Skype affair' at the Australian Defence Force Academy broke.
David Wroe Alleged rapists and sexual abusers are likely to still be serving in the Defence Force.