David Wroe

David Wroe

David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.

Figures show PNG solution's impact on asylum seeker numbers

David Wroe and Michael Gordon The bulk of the dramatic fall in asylum seeker boat arrivals happened under Labor's last-ditch Papua New Guinea deal announced before the election campaign, a Fairfax Media analysis shows.

Bulk of drop in boat arrivals was under Labor

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David Wroe, Michael Gordon The bulk of the dramatic fall in asylum-seeker boat arrivals happened under Labor's last-ditch Papua New Guinea deal announced before the election campaign, a Fairfax Media analysis shows.

Motion passed to force Immigration Minister Scott Morrison to report asylum-seeker incidents at sea

David Wroe, Michael Gordon Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has refused to tell Parliament whether any asylum-seeker boats have been turned back to Indonesia - a Coalition election policy - prompting ridicule from Labor.

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison stays silent on asylum boats

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison.

David Wroe and Michael Gordon Scott Morrison refuses to tell Parliament whether any asylum-seeker boats have been turned back to Indonesia, prompting ridicule from Labor.

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Army sacks six members of 'Jedi Council'

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David Wroe The Army has sacked six soldiers at the centre of the notorious "Jedi Council", whose members swapped grossly demeaning emails about women they'd slept with.

Soldiers sacked over Jedi Council sex scandal

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David Wroe The army has sacked six soldiers at the centre of the notorious "Jedi Council", whose members swapped grossly demeaning emails and videos about women they had slept with.

Senate orders Scott Morrison to reveal asylum seeker details

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

David Wroe The Senate has ordered Immigration Minister Scott Morrison to tell Parliament about incidents involving asylum-seekers at sea in a bid to end the government's information clampdown.

Indonesia contradicts Abbott on boat deal

Illegal arrivals being off loaded from the Oceanic Protector after it was involved in a stand off with the Indonesian government. Eventually the boat was brought to Christmas Island. Image supplied November 10th 2013.

David Wroe, Michael Gordon A senior Indonesian official has directly contradicted the Abbott government by insisting that a deal to swap refugees is on the table as a way of breaking the impasse over asylum-seeker boats.

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Indonesia considers people-swap

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David Wroe, Michael Gordon A senior Indonesian official has directly contradicted the Abbott government by insisting that a people swap-style deal is on the table as a way of breaking the impasse over asylum-seeker boats.

Australian 'suicide bomber' on video before Syria blast

Violence rages in Syria amid hopes for peace (Thumbnail)

David Wroe A man who is claimed to be Australia's first suicide bomber has appeared in a video that shows the last moments of his life before he blew up a truck in Syria, killing dozens of soldiers.

Julie Bishop won't boycott CHOGM in Sri Lanka over human rights

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop.

David Wroe Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has vowed to ''engage'' rather than ''isolate'' Sri Lanka over claims of human rights abuses, bucking a growing international trend to boycott this week's Commonwealth...

ASIS website attacked by Indonesian hackers

Hacking

David Wroe Indonesian hackers have crashed the website of Australian intelligence agency ASIS, according to hackers and cyber experts, dramatically stepping up the revenge attacks in response to the spying...

Julie Bishop pledges $10 million to the Philippines after typhoon Haiyan

Julie Bishop

David Wroe Australia will give $10 million in humanitarian aid for the Philippines in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan, which ripped through the middle of the country at the weekend, killing thousands of people.

Indonesia hard line rocks PM's boats plan

Tony Abbott

Michael Bachelard, Natalie O'Brien, David Wroe Indonesia has declared it will refuse to take back asylum seekers rescued by Australian ships, casting doubt over the government's ''turn back the boats'' policy.

'People are scared': allegations of sexual assault in navy

The HMAS Ballarat.

David Wroe and Jessica Wright The Department of Defence has confirmed an investigation has been launched into potential allegations of rape carried out on young sailors, including the anal penetration of both males and females...

Defence to investigate hazing acts on navy vessel HMAS Ballarat

David Wroe A navy frigate used to intercept and rescue asylum-seeker vessels to Australia's north is at the centre of a military investigation into bizarre hazing rituals carried out on young sailors.

Navy to investigate hazing ritual claims

David Wroe Vice-Admiral praises sailor who reported alleged bastardisation on HMAS Ballarat.

Fresh government demands on foreign aid recipients 'could backfire'

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David Wroe The Abbott government will introduce "mutual obligation" for countries receiving Australian aid, in a move experts say could backfire and drive neighbours further into China's sphere of influence.

Labor dilemma on temporary protection visas for refugees

Melissa Parke

David Wroe Labor faces a bruising internal debate over whether to shadow the Abbott government closely on refugee policy or oppose the government's tough plan to restore temporary protection visas.

Indonesia steps up attack over spying

Marty Natalegawa

Michael Bachelard, Karuni Rompies and David Wroe Indonesia has intensified its reaction to revelations that Australia was systematically spying from its embassy in Jakarta, apparently threatening in response to stem intelligence about people...

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