David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
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 adminstration, a leading US...
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 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 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 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 explosives exercise on an army training base sparked the massive State Mine fire, a Rural Fire Service investigation has confirmed.
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.
David Wroe It's no secret that Bob Carr long yearned to be Australia's foreign minister. The time, when it came, was short - just 18 months.
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 Government plans to move quickly on key legislation such as scrapping the carbon tax.
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...