David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
Bipartisan parliamentary committee calls for Abbott government's 'foreign fighters' bill to be watered down
David Wroe A powerful parliamentary committee has called for key elements of the Abbott government's controversial "foreign fighters" counter-terrorism bill to be watered down and additional checks applied,...
David Wroe The Department of Foreign Affairs is warning hundreds of Australians still believed to be in Iraq to get out immediately while Baghdad airport "remains open", underscoring the encroaching threat...
David Wroe Counter-terrorism laws need to be passed quickly by Canberra to contain the jihadist threat and avoid the need for more draconian measures in future, a former independent reviewer of Australia's spy...
David Wroe Photographs of millions of Australians will be stored by the Immigration Department and this so-called "biometric data" gathering could extend to fingerprinting and iris scanning under the Abbott...
David Wroe Tony Abbott has admitted the legal agreement with Iraq to deploy Australian special forces is taking "a little longer than we would have liked" but insists it will be finished within days.
David Wroe In August, Islamic State fighters fought tooth and nail to seize the small, northern Syrian town of Dabiq.
Islamic State calls for spontaneous attacks against Australians and citizens of other 'crusader nations'
David Wroe The Islamic State group has made a fresh pitch to followers to carry out spontaneous "lone wolf" attacks against Australians and citizens of other "crusader nations".
David Wroe An RAAF fighter jet bombed an isolated building that was being used by the Islamic State in the first Australian combat strike against the militant group in Iraq.
David Wroe, Latika Bourke A RAAF fighter has launched Australia’s first attack against the Islamic State, dropping two bombs on a militant facility overnight.
David Wroe Australian commandos may be partnered with an elite brigade of Iraqi special operations forces to help them battle against Islamic State militants.
David Wroe Australian Super Hornet fighters pulled out of a potential strike on a moving Islamic State target in Iraq on Sunday night because of fears of killing civilians, Defence has revealed.
David Wroe The Abbott government is extending the royal commission into trade unions into next year and expanding its scope to allow a deeper probe into criminal conduct by officials.
David Wroe Australian special forces have been cleared to start work on the ground in Iraq, helping local forces as they face the grinding task of driving Islamic State fighters out of their stronghold towns...
David Wroe With air strikes set to bottle the Islamic State's fighters up in towns and cities, the question turns to the Iraqi army and whether it is capable of beating the militants on the ground, even with...
David Wroe Prime Minister Tony Abbott has estimated the cost of Australia's involvement in Iraq at about $500 million a year.
David Wroe The 'just war' is defined by meeting six basic principles about justice, legality and proportionality. Does the war against the Islamic State qualify?
David Wroe What are the primary issues facing Australia as it begins air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq?
David Wroe, Lisa Cox Tony Abbott has given the go-ahead for RAAF fighters to begin air strikes against the feared Islamic State in Iraq, marking the start of Australia's military involvement in a campaign likely to last...
David Wroe Iraq's ambassador says that an invitation from Baghdad for Australia to begin air strikes against the Islamic State group may still be a week away, in part because of a major Muslim holiday looming.
David Wroe As one military figure put it recently, "blind Freddy" could see that the Abbott government was ready and willing to contribute to military action against the Islamic State.