David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe The Abbott government has forged a deal to share military technology with Japan including joint research on "marine hydrodynamics" that could pave the way for the purchase of Japanese submarine...
David Wroe Defence is investigating fresh claims of sexual hazing rituals aboard a Navy warship even as it grapples with how to punish perpetrators in the most recent public hazing episode.
David Wroe Defence Minister David Johnston hopes to advance talks on buying Japanese submarine technology during a visit to Tokyo this week but strenuously denies such co-operation will anger China.
David Wroe The taskforce dealing with sexual and other abuse in the military has referred 22 cases to NSW police possibly involving claims such as rape, assault and death threats.
Immigration Department was 'calling the shots' on Manus Island, says Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young
Sarah Whyte, David Wroe The Immigration Department insisted that Manus Island security firm G4S be given batons for guard duties even though the firm said it did not want them, a Senate inquiry heard on Tuesday.
David Wroe The Immigration Department was warned by its own Manus Island security firm, as deadly riots were breaking out, to abandon a proposed ''demonstration of force'' by a police dog squad, leaked emails...
David Wroe The Abbott government has pointedly refused to call East Jerusalem ''occupied'', sparking Palestinian accusations Australia is taking a radical pro-Israel stance.
David Wroe The federal government has refused to call East Jerusalem ''occupied'', sparking accusations from Palestinians that Australia is taking a radical pro-Israeli stance.
David Wroe The Abbott government has been accused of dramatically shifting Australia's position on Israel and the Palestinian territories by condemning descriptions of East Jerusalem as ''occupied''.
David Wroe Australia's top foreign affairs official has branded "unfortunate" former foreign minister Bob Carr's airing of private conversations with overseas politicians.
David Wroe, Michael Bachelard Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is confident that a code of conduct between Australia and Indonesia can be finished within weeks, smoothing the path for relations to return to normal after last...
Kidnapped Nigerian girls: Australia offers military assistance to Nigeria in battle against Boko Haram
David Wroe Australia has offered Nigeria any support it needs - including military help - to battle Boko Haram and help rescue hundreds of schoolgirls the Islamist militia has kidnapped.
David Wroe Prime Minister Tony Abbott's order to examine turning the navy's amphibious assault ships into aircraft carriers for jump jets will require a major rethink by Defence, top military brass have...
David Wroe Defence Minister David Johnston says the government is "very concerned" by China's "destabilisation" of its neighbourhood in some of the strongest words yet over rising tensions in Asia.
David Wroe Defence Minister David Johnston says the government is ''very concerned'' by China's ''destabilisation'' of its local neighbourhood in some of the strongest words yet from Australia over rising...
David Wroe, Judith Ireland Tony Abbott's hint he is open to "refinement" of his GP co-payment has failed to impress key cross-benchers amid further signs the government will struggle to pass major planks of its budget.
Patrick Hatch, David Wroe, Judith Ireland A Tamil asylum seeker on a bridging visa has died with burns to 90 per cent of his body after apparently dousing himself in petrol and setting himself on fire in Geelong.
Patrick Hatch, David Wroe, Judith Ireland An asylum seeker on a bridging visa has died after suffering burns to 90 per cent to his body.
Sarah Whyte David Wroe The Salvation Army has described a staff member accused of murdering asylum seeker Reza Barati as a hero, saying he was attempting to help those injured in the Manus Island violence.
Australia to embrace Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's announcement of stronger security role in Asia
David Wroe Australia is set to embrace an announcement from Japan that it means to take a more muscular security role in Asia - a move that is likely to put further strain on Tokyo's already brittle relations...