David Wroe

David Wroe

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

Counterterrorism laws get the nod with new checks

David Wroe and Mark Kenny Sweeping counterterrorism laws that include new offences for "advocating" terrorism and visiting terrorism hotspots could be passed by Canberra within a fortnight after the major parties broadly...

Records add heat to climate debate

heat wave

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.

Ministers giving grants to own electorates


David Wroe THE Auditor-General has found 110 instances of federal ministers approving grants in their own electorates, including 33 that were not properly reported to the Finance Department.

Warning of budget hole with carbon tax

David Wroe Finance Minister Penny Wong has warned that Kevin Rudd's proposal to review the carbon tax after six months with a view to easing the $23-a-tonne starting price could blow a hole in the budget.