David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
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...
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.
David Wroe Vice-Admiral praises sailor who reported alleged bastardisation on HMAS Ballarat.
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.
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.
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...
David Wroe Victims of the spying spat between Indonesia and Australia include a Queensland hospital, a children's cancer association and an anti-slavery charity, whose websites were hit by Indonesian hackers.
David Wroe Victims of the spying spat between Indonesia and Australia include a major Queensland hospital and a children's cancer association.
David Wroe The Greens will move to block the Abbott government's effort to reintroduce temporary protection visas for refugees, forcing Labor to pick a side as it rakes over the coals of its election loss.
David Wroe Labor is warning Tony Abbott not to let his social conservatism dictate foreign aid by stripping funding from services that provide abortions and birth control in poor countries.
David Wroe The Afghan ambassador to Australia has warned that the Taliban would be strengthened by mooted cuts to future foreign aid to his country as coalition forces begin to pull out after 12 years of war.
David Wroe A heated argument over a laptop computer was at the centre of the insider attack in which Australian soldiers were forced to shoot dead a rogue Afghan comrade near Kabul, it has emerged.
David Wroe Tony Abbott's use of a Washington Post interview to brand his Labor predecessors as 'wacko' and 'embarrassing' could set back his working relationship with the Obama White House, a leading US...
David Wroe The Coalition has vowed that asylum seekers who take up people-smugglers' offers to sneak them into Australia in shipping containers will be sent straight to offshore processing.
David Wroe Tony Abbott's use of a Washington Post interview to brand his Labor predecessors as ''wacko'' and ''embarrassing'' could set back his working relationship with the Obama adminstration, a leading US...
David Wroe An ''insider attack'' in which an Australian was forced to shoot dead an Afghan soldier who had opened fire on coalition troops happened after an argument between international and Afghan forces,...
David Wroe NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell says he wants to discuss possible compensation for victims of the State Mine bushfire with Prime Minister Tony Abbott after Defence admitted starting the fire.
David Wroe Military demolition specialists who sparked Blue Mountains fire suspected of using too much explosive.
David Wroe The military demolition specialists who sparked a massive Blue Mountains fire during an exercise last week are suspected of having used too much explosive, Fairfax Media has learnt.
David Wroe, Sarah Whyte An army training exercise caused a massive fire in the Blue Mountains that ripped through more than 47,000 hectares of bushland last week, a Rural Fire Service investigation has found.