David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe, Sarah Whyte Manus Island police say they are poised to charge several men with the murder of Reza Barati, the asylum seeker killed in a violent confrontation at the island's detention centre.
David Wroe, Jonathan Swan Tony Abbott has defended Immigration Minister Scott Morrison against calls for him to be sacked, saying the Australian people would not want a ''wimp'' defending their borders.
David Wroe The Abbott government faces more pressure over broken election promises as a new analysis shows it will fall well short of its pledge to create a million jobs over five years.
Peter Hannam and David Wroe A sweltering 2013, Australia's hottest year on record, is the product of climate change and the warming trend is set to continue, experts say.
David Wroe Australia's turning back of at least one asylum-seeker boat to Indonesia has sparked political anger in Jakarta, with senior politicians warning it could further damage the already fraught...
David Wroe Navy personnel carrying out border protection were quietly stripped of some workplace safety protections and obligations last month in an apparent preparation for dangerous operations such as turning...
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 Indonesian hackers are vowing a fresh wave of cyber attacks against Australia in retaliation for the spying affair, this time targetting government websites including intelligence agency ASIO.
Michael Bachelard, Natalie O'Brien and David Wroe Indonesia has declared it will refuse to take back asylum seekers rescued by Australian ships unless there is a threat to their lives, as a standoff between the countries continued off Java on Friday...
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.
David Wroe An Australian Customs patrol boat had to rescue about 40 asylum seekers at the weekend after accidentally ripping the bow of the boat away and causing it to start sinking, Fairfax Media has learnt.
Mark Kenny and David Wroe What does the second coming of Kevin Rudd mean for Tony Abbott and the Coalition?
Deborah Snow and David Wroe Defence white papers only come along every few years and Friday's - just the second since 2000 - was pitched carefully to a domestic as well as an international audience.
David Wroe Australia's top spy flags shift in focus for national security agency, with more resources for high-tech espionage after a decade of concentrating on terrorism.
David Wroe A high-ranking Navy officer found guilty last year of falsely claiming spousal allowances while having several love affairs has had his conviction quashed on appeal.
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.
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.
David Wroe Federal police are obtaining phone and internet records without warrants nearly 1000 times a week.
David Wroe and Ruth Pollard A government inquiry has reignited concern over the Prisoner X affair.
David Wroe AUSTRALIA'S carbon price will be set by the volatile European market from 2015 under changes announced by the Gillard government that could hit the budget bottom line and cut incentives for switching...