David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe Australia is poised to install some of the toughest penalties in the world for disclosing the identity of an intelligence agent with the first raft of national security reforms set to pass Parliament.
Tom Allard and David Wroe No one wants to call it a war yet but it’s clear the task ahead in tackling Islamic State will be long and dangerous.
Julieanne Strachan, David Wroe, Judith Ireland The Abbott government has said it is prepared to extend police powers even further if law enforcement agencies say they are needed.
David Wroe Counter-terrorism authorities have used for the first time extraordinary, Howard-era powers to hold in secret and without charge three suspects arrested in Thursday's terror raids.
David Wroe Counter-terrorism authorities have used for the first time extraordinary, Howard-era powers to hold without charge three suspects arrested in Thursday's terror raids.
David Wroe and Nick Ralston Top terrorist recruiter Mohammad Baryalei is behind an Islamic State plot to murder Australians on video, police say, sparking the nation's biggest ever counter-terrorism raids and prompting warnings...
David Wroe With weeks of football finals ahead, Attorney-General George Brandis has signalled tighter security at big public events if authorities raise the terrorism threat level.
David Wroe ASIO boss David Irvine is considering "very seriously" recommending that the nation's terrorism alert level be raised to "high", meaning that an attack is deemed likely.
David Wroe David Irvine hits back at suggestions that Muslim leaders
David Wroe Australia's top spy has launched an impassioned appeal to the nation's half a million Muslims not to mistake the Abbott government's counterterrorism push as "fighting Islam".
David Wroe The Abbott government faces an uphill battle to win Muslim community support for new counter-terrorism laws and to dispel fears they are fighting Islam, some community leaders and members say.
Australian jihadists involved with 'worst of the worst' atrocities in Syria and Iraq, ASIO boss says
David Wroe, Defence Correspondent Australia's top spy calls the current Middle East conflicts 'social media wars' and warns this could inspire young followers at home.
David Wroe Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australia will continue flying humanitarian missions over Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq until safety can be guaranteed for the thousands of Yazidi refugees hiding in...
David Wroe The first Australian suicide bomber in Iraq killed three people in the heart of Baghdad on Thursday, an extremist group has claimed, raising the involvement of local jihadists in the spiralling...
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.
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...
David Wroe Spy agencies will be given new powers to access computers and monitor online communications amid growing fears about the terrorism threat posed by Australians fighting in the Middle East.
David Wroe Australians are fighting in Iraq with the al-Qaeda splinter group whose lightning offensive over the past week threatens to tear the fragile country apart.
Miles Armitage: Africa's jihadist groups the new threat, says Australia's counter-terrorism ambassador
David Wroe Australia's new counterterrorism ambassador has singled out the growth of jihadist groups in Africa as a key concern in the post-Bin Laden era, as global terrorism continues to evolve and morph.
David Wroe Australia's new counter-terrorism ambassador has singled out the growth of jihadist groups in Africa as a key concern in the post-bin Laden era of global terror.