David Wroe

David Wroe

David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.

Federal police spying on phone and internet records

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David Wroe Federal police are obtaining phone and internet records without warrants nearly 1000 times a week.

Religious extremist Musa Cerantonio set to walk free after his deportation

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Lindsay Murdoch, David Wroe Philippine authorities are treating Australian religious extremist Musa Cerantonio as a "high risk and high value" prisoner but he is set to walk free after his imminent deportation to Melbourne.

Safety first as investigators fly to Kiev

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David Wroe Australian air crash investigators are headed to Kiev where they will team up with Dutch, British and possibly American counterparts but will have to wait until there is a guarantee of safety from...

Asylum seekers give police details of Manus slaying

Peter* (not his real name), was a witness on the Sunday night disturbance at the detention centre on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday 25 March 2014.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen
(Photo to go with Michael Gordon's feature on Manus Island)

Michael Gordon and David Wroe Police investigating the killing of Reza Barati have for the first time been given graphic statements from witnesses, with two Australians emerging as suspects.

Reza Barati murder: AFP turns down PNG plea for help to interview witnesses

David Wroe The Australian Federal Police has refused a request from Papua New Guinea for an officer to help interview witnesses to the killing of asylum seeker Reza Barati on Manus Island in February.

PNG request for police help on Manus Island denied

David Wroe The Australian Federal Police refused a request from Papua New Guinea for an officer to help interview witnesses to the killing of asylum seeker Reza Barati on Manus Island.

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Two Australian men wanted for questioning over Reza Berati's death on Manus Island

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Michael Gordon, David Wroe Police investigating the brutal killing of Reza Barati on Manus Island have for the first time been given graphic statements from the asylum seekers who witnessed the slaying, as two Australians...

Changing of the guard for border protection

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.

Bulk of drop in boat arrivals was under Labor

David Wroe, Michael Gordon The bulk of the dramatic fall in asylum-seeker boat arrivals happened under Labor's last-ditch Papua New Guinea deal announced before the election campaign, a Fairfax Media analysis shows.

Defence inquiry to hand investigation findings to police

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David Wroe AN INTERNAL Defence Force investigation is poised to hand over material to police that could incriminate serving military members in cases of rape, either as alleged perpetrators or witnesses who...

Navy security review after heist

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David Wroe, Judith Ireland The navy has begun a review of security across its fleet after an intruder broke into a Darwin naval base, overpowered a guard and stole weapons.

Sex attack cadets still in military

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David Wroe About 10 defence force members suspected of involvement in rapes of female cadets at the Australian Defence Force Academy in the 1990s are still serving in the military, the Chief of the Defence...

Students bomb in exercise

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David Wroe It was one thing for trainees at the elite military police bodyguard unit to miss two fake bombs hidden in a car's glove box during an exercise.

Danger does not compute in cyber war

The creators of Facebook hate pages may be prosecuted.

David Wroe The number of serious cyber attacks investigated by Canberra's defence spy agency doubled last year, new figures show, as security experts warn of dangerous complacency in the Australian community...

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Police join hunt for alleged Australian bomb-maker

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David Wroe Australian police join hunt for man involved in alleged Hezbollah terrorist attack in Bulgaria.

Refugee awaits Cairo reply

Egyptian asylum-seeker Sayed Ahmed Abdellatif.

Daniel Flitton and David Wroe The fate of a refugee who fled the Mubarak regime and was convicted of terrorism charges before escaping to Australia hangs in the balance as federal police wait on advice from Egyptian authorities.

Egyptian authorities to advise on refugee

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Daniel Flitton, David Wroe The fate of a refugee who fled the Mubarak regime and was convicted of terrorism charges before escaping to Australia hangs in the balance as federal police wait on advice from Egyptian authorities.

Footage of derelict sites shot to deter boats

Aerial view of Nauru

David Wroe THE Immigration Department has been gathering footage on Nauru and Manus Island for ''confronting'' videos aimed at discouraging asylum seekers from getting on boats - even though the facilities...

Rudd pushes Philippines for help with kidnap case

Warren Rodwell

David Wroe THE Foreign Minister, Kevin Rudd, has intervened in the case of kidnapped adventurer Warren Rodwell, urging his Philippine counterpart to do everything possible to secure his release from Islamist...