David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has confirmed foreign aid may be in the firing line for savings along with other areas of the budget but has blamed Labor for any future cuts.
David Wroe Aid groups are voicing growing fears that the Abbott government is eyeing further cuts to foreign aid as it searches desperately for budget savings ahead of its mid-year budget update.
David Wroe Treasurer Joe Hockey has ruled out an open tender on Australia's new submarines, arguing time is running out to start designing and building a fleet to replace the Collins Class boats.
David Wroe Independent Senator Jacqui Lambie insists she will continue to vote against any government legislation in the Senate despite Tony Abbott's backdown on cuts to military members' entitlements.
David Wroe Prime Minister Tony Abbott has partially backed down on the Australian Defence Force pay dispute by restoring several allowances that are worth thousands of dollars a year to some military members.
David Wroe and Deborah Snow A reckless wisecrack has the Defence Minister in trouble at a time when threats to national security demand strong leadership.
David Wroe Ken McIlwain was watching the nightly news in 2011 when the story of the now notorious 'Skype affair' at the Australian Defence Force Academy broke.
David Wroe Alleged rapists and sexual abusers are likely to still be serving in the Defence Force.
Dan Harrison, David Wroe Prime Minister Tony Abbott has expressed his full confidence in his Defence Minister in the face of sustained parliamentary pressure to sack him.
Government to consider taskforce call for royal commission into sex abuse at Australian Defence Force Academy
David Wroe The government will "seriously" examine a call by an independent taskforce's for a royal commission into sexual assault and abuse at the Australian Defence Force Academy, government sources say.
David Wroe Defence Minister David Johnston has expressed "regret" over his extraordinary remark that he would not trust the government's shipbuilder ASC to "build a canoe".
Defence abuse: Government to 'seriously' consider call for royal commission into abuse at the Australian Defence Force Academy
David Wroe A landmark report into assault and abuse in the military has found that more than 1100 alleged abusers are still serving in the ranks.
David Wroe Sharp intelligence spotting by an RAAF airman has led to a major coalition assault on a sophisticated Islamic State cave system in Iraq, killing an estimated 100 militants.
David Wroe Defence Minister David Johnston says he wouldn't trust the government's own shipbuilding firm to "build a canoe", seriously denting hopes the next fleet of submarines will be made locally.
David Wroe Police will have greater powers to curb the movements of terrorism suspects without charge and overseas spies will more easily share intelligence with the military, under new national security...
David Wroe The government is chasing a pre-Christmas legislative victory, but that doesn't look to be co-payments.
David Wroe Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will visit Australia next month and an interim Australian embassy is expected to open in Kiev in January.
David Wroe Australia's government-owned shipbuilder says it could construct a new fleet of submarines in South Australia for less than $24 billion, making it competitive with rival overseas bidders.
Mark Kenny and David Wroe Tony Abbott wants to see strong and binding emissions reductions targets set at next year's major climate conference in Paris, following one-on-one talks with his French counterpart, President...
Mark Kenny, John Garnaut, and David Wroe Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proposed a dramatic deepening of Australia's defence, security, and economic relationship in a gesture clearly designed to offer a counter-balance to the China...