David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe Abbott government's plan to speedily send asylum seekers home criticised.
Jonathan Swan, David Wroe Tony Abbott is resisting demands from all sides of politics to rein in entitlements.
Jonathan Swan, David Wroe Tony Abbott is resisting demands from all sides of politics to rein in MPs' entitlements, with one of his colleagues saying taxpayer-funded weddings and sporting events failed the "pub test".
David Wroe, Richard Willingham, Daniel Hurst Mining magnate Clive Palmer is threatening to block all the Abbott government’s legislation – even measures he supports such as scrapping the carbon price – unless his party gets more staff and...
David Wroe The Defence Department is confident it can extend the life of the troubled Collins Class submarine while it develops a new fleet but admits to challenges keeping the vessels a match for modernising...
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 Australian public may never be told whether the Coalition is meeting a key election promise.
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.
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 Immigration Minister Scott Morrison's office has clamped down on information about asylum seekers issued by his department and border protection agencies.
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'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 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.