David Wroe

David Wroe

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

Didgeridoo player to kick off dawn service

David Wroe Before the familiar strains of a bugle echo around the Australian War Memorial at Canberra's chilly dawn service, an expected 35,000 people will assemble to the sound of a pulsing didgeridoo.

Anger grows in Indonesia as video emerges of Australian Navy turning asylum-seeker boat around

Asylum seeker boat - Christmas Island. 100704.

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...

Doctors take knife to defence plan

Daniel Flitton, David Wroe A BACKLASH by doctors has forced the military to extend the handover time for the $1.3 billion privatisation of medical treatment for Australian troops.

Government 'spooked' by US military build-up

U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton waves to the media upon her arrival at the Noi Bai airport for the 17th ASEAN Summit in Hanoi October 29, 2010. The 17th ASEAN summit runs from October 28 to 30. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: POLITICS)

David Wroe Analyst says senior ministers playing down progress on American military build-up.

Navy security review after heist

Navy

David Wroe, Judith Ireland The navy has begun a review of security across its fleet after an intruder broke into a Darwin naval base, overpowered a guard and stole weapons.