David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
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.
Michael Bachelard, David Wroe A largely overlooked element of the Abbott government's people-smuggling policy involving asylum-seeker ''transit ports'' on Indonesian soil has emerged as the latest lightning rod for anger in...
David Wroe Angus Campbell, the government's pick to head up border protection, is tall and thin, with angular features and a mild-speaking voice.
David Wroe Immigration Minister Scott Morrison's office has clamped down on information about asylum seekers issued by his department and border protection agencies.
David Wroe Immigration Minister's office clamps down on information released about asylum-seekers.
Michael Bachelard, David Wroe Senior Indonesian politicians have launched another broadside at Tony Abbott's asylum-seeker policies, warning him not to be a ''cowboy'' and saying his policy was ''very offensive'' to their...
Michael Bachelard, David Wroe Senior Indonesian politicians launch another broadside at Prime Minister Tony Abbott's asylum seeker policies, warning him not to be a 'cowboy' and saying his policy was 'very offensive' to their...
David Wroe AusAID faces sweeping job cuts after the Abbott government announces merger.
David Wroe Australia's overseas development agency AusAID faces sweeping job cuts after the Abbott government announced the agency would be collapsed into the Foreign Affairs Department.
David Wroe Deputy Chief of Army Angus Campbell will be named Tony Abbott's three-star military commander of border protection, with the job of co-ordinating the new government's tough asylum-seeker policies.
David Wroe Tony Abbott has vowed ''more forthright'' interdictions of asylum seeker vessels in the seas to Australia's north from Wednesday as he moves to put an immediate stamp on border protection.
David Wroe Police and prosecutors in Indonesia are failing to dent people-smuggling operations because they capture only low-level players rather than kingpins, an Australian study has found.
David Wroe Tony Abbott faces new hurdles in his bid to recruit Indonesia to his plans on asylum seekers, with Jakarta delivering its sternest broadside yet at the Coalition's border protection policies.