David Wroe

David Wroe

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

'We failed our duty' to Prisoner X

David Wroe Melbourne man dubbed 'Prisoner X' received no consular assistance from Australian officials despite the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade having been told of his detention by Israeli...

Department relied on Israel over 'Prisoner X'

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David Wroe THE Melbourne man dubbed ''Prisoner X'' received no consular assistance from Australian officials despite the Department of Foreign Affairs having been told of his detention by Israeli authorities...

Carbon changes will hit budget surplus

Leaf.

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...

Burn on: PM's dirty power buyback plan up in smoke

Hazelwood power station.

Lenore Taylor and David Wroe Australia's highest-emitting brown coal electricity generators are between $400 million and $1 billion better off than they would have been without the carbon tax, according to new modelling.

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Greens on mission to save iconic sites

Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne.

David Wroe Christine Milne has said the mining boom amounts to 'liquidating the environment'.

Greens want investigation into gold miner

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David Wroe, Brian Robins THE Greens have demanded the government investigate an Australian mining company's relationship with Indonesian police who opened fire at the weekend on environmental protesters, killing at least two...

High risk of fraud for energy scheme: adviser

David Wroe AN ADVISER on the government's $10 billion clean energy fund has acknowledged there will be ''dodgy people'' trying to win green business financing from taxpayers, after the US launched a review of...

Challenger makes pitch to business on carbon price

David Wroe In a major pitch to businesses worried about the high starting price of $23 a tonne under the carbon tax, Kevin Rudd indicated yesterday he would review the tax after six months and make changes that...

Windsor opposes forestry burning plan

Independent MPs Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor disagree on forestry burning.

By David Wroe Controversial forestry plan from crossbench MP Rob Oakeshott looks set to be shot down.

Watchdog on trail of power trio

David Wroe The competition watchdog has agreed to look at complaints from the Greens that three big power companies, AGL, Origin and TRUenergy, are using their market clout to frustrate the roll-out of...

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Govt to make it hard for Coalition to dump green fund

David Wroe The Gillard government will protect its $10 billion green technology fund against an attack from any future Coalition government by forcing Tony Abbott to repeal legislation in order to shut the flow...