David Wroe

David Wroe

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

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.

Asylum seekers allowed to apply for refugee status

Manus Island camp

Michael Gordon, David Wroe, Judith Ireland The Rudd government will begin processing the refugee claims of more than 22,000 asylum seekers who arrived by boat since the resumption of offshore processing last year.

Failure to intervene: why Canberra turned its back on Prisoner X

David Wroe and Ruth Pollard A government inquiry has reignited concern over the Prisoner X affair.

Sex attack cadets still in military

ADF cadets

David Wroe About 10 defence force members suspected of involvement in rapes of female cadets at the Australian Defence Force Academy in the 1990s are still serving in the military, the Chief of the Defence...

Australian diplomat 'aware Zygier being held'

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David Wroe and Ruth Pollard An Australian diplomat knew that Melbourne man Ben Zygier was being held in an Israeli prison before he died in his cell, the government has admitted, amid explosive reports that Mr Zygier was a...

'We failed our duty' to Prisoner X

Ayalon Prison.

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'

Ben Zygier

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...

No help from home as official account changes

Bob Carr.

David Wroe NINE days ago, the office of the Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, sent written questions to the minister's department seeking advice for a TV interview Carr would record the following evening on the...

Officials broke rules on Zygier as case was flicked to ASIO

David Wroe, Tom Allard Two of Australia's highest ranking foreign affairs officials knew of the jailing of Melbourne man Ben Zygier - dubbed ''Prisoner X'' - in Israel but left his consular care in the hands of spy agency...

Victims of military abuse divided

Defence minister Stephen Smith in his ministerial suite at Parliament House Canberra on Thursday 8 March 2012.  Photo: Andrew Meares

David Wroe Opinions differ on whether Defence Minister Stephen Smith has failed victims of abuse.

Firms facing carbon tax cut down to 'under 500'

David Wroe, Jacqueline Williams The number of companies hit by the carbon tax will be considerably lower than the 500 previously thought, it emerged yesterday as the Gillard government published its long-awaited hit list of liable...

Carbon tax may hurt natural disaster zones

Townsville residents

David Wroe Residents of areas hit by natural disasters could face carbon tax bills from rubbish dumps.

Fed, Qld govts at odds over reef impact

David Wroe Gina Rinehart's $6.4 billion Alpha coal mine faces delays after becoming caught in a ''green tape'' battle between the federal and Queensland governments over the protection of the Great Barrier Reef.

Mine threat to Barrier Reef: PM

Great Barrier Reef.

David Wroe Gina Rinehart's $6.4 billion Alpha coal mine faces delays after becoming caught in a 'green-tape' battle between the federal and Queensland governments.