David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe The Abbott government plans to make no changes to security arrangements on Manus Island despite the violent clash between local security forces that nearly prompted an evacuation last week.
David Wroe Environment Minister Greg Hunt has condemned attempts to link the bushfires to the need for greater climate action as politicising a ''human tragedy''.
Judith Ireland, David Wroe Asylum seekers arrive at Christmas Island in defiance of the government's tough new measures.
David Wroe, Ben Grubb Australians' email and instant messaging contact lists are being hoovered up by the nation's electronic intelligence agency under a massive surveillance partnership with the US, top-secret documents...
David Wroe, Ben Grubb Australians' email and instant messaging contact lists are being hoovered up by the nation's electronic intelligence agency under a massive surveillance partnership with the US, top secret documents...
David Wroe The Abbott government plans to move fast on legislation such as scrapping the carbon tax in a bid to turn the heat on Labor despite being likely to face an easier ride in the post-July Senate with...
David Wroe Government plans to move quickly on key legislation such as scrapping the carbon tax.
David Wroe Abbott government's plan to speedily send asylum seekers home criticised.
Jonathan Swan, David Wroe Tony Abbott is resisting demands from all sides of politics to rein in entitlements.
Jonathan Swan, David Wroe Tony Abbott is resisting demands from all sides of politics to rein in MPs' entitlements, with one of his colleagues saying taxpayer-funded weddings and sporting events failed the "pub test".
David Wroe, Richard Willingham, Daniel Hurst Mining magnate Clive Palmer is threatening to block all the Abbott government’s legislation – even measures he supports such as scrapping the carbon price – unless his party gets more staff and...
David Wroe The Defence Department is confident it can extend the life of the troubled Collins Class submarine while it develops a new fleet but admits to challenges keeping the vessels a match for modernising...
David Wroe The Abbott government has imperilled its future relationship with key crossbench senator John Madigan - whose vote it may need to pass legislation - by its handling of the West Papua protest in Bali.
David Wroe, Heath Aston Papua New Guinea has cast doubt on the Abbott government's target of transferring asylum-seekers to Manus Island within 48 hours, vowing it won't break its own immigration laws to meet the deadline.
David Wroe The number of cases of assault and mistreatment in the military that have been referred to police by a high-powered defence taskforce has doubled to 18 since August.
David Wroe Afghanistan's ambassador has vowed that the alleged turncoat killer of three Australian soldiers will face the full force of the law, including a possible death sentence, if found guilty.
David Wroe Afghanistan's ambassador vows that alleged turncoat killer of three Australian soldiers will face the full force of the law.
Michael Bachelard, David Wroe Prime Minister Tony Abbott has conspicuously softened his tone towards Indonesia after talks with the nation's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, possibly paving the way to ditch his controversial...
David Wroe The public might never be told whether the Coalition is meeting a key election promise in having the navy turn back asylum seeker boats, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has said.
David Wroe The Australian public may never be told whether the Coalition is meeting a key election promise.