David Wroe

David Wroe

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

Jobs alarm over plan to buy Japanese submarines

Collins class submarine

David Wroe The federal government is likely to soften a political backlash over plans to buy Japanese submarines – which breaks an election commitment – by sending work on a new "super frigate" to...

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ASIO boss says government is fighting terrorism, not Islam

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".

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RAAF scrambles plane to observe Chinese naval exercise

David Wroe Australia scrambled an air force surveillance plane earlier this month to monitor an unannounced Chinese military exercise that took the emerging superpower's ships closer to Australian territory...

Defence all at sea on new submarines

HMAS Collins at Cockburn Sound off the coast of Western Australia.

David Wroe Submarines are the stealthy killers in maritime warfare. They are the queens on the chessboard, the strategic game-changers.

Murray-Darling plan 'fails'

Murray- Darling

David Wroe The South Australian government attacks efforts to rescue the Murray-Darling river system.

Basin process branded a 'farce'

David Wroe Irrigators branded the consultation process on the Murray-Darling basin rescue plan a farce yesterday after it emerged ''Mickey Mouse'' is among the names to have lodged submissions with the...