David Wroe

David Wroe

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

Malaysia Airlines MH370: Tony Abbott offer to help grieving relatives get to Perth

Lindsay Murdoch, David Wroe, Philip Wen The grieving families of the passengers and crew on Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 are clamouring to come to Perth to be nearer the search after a declaration by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak...

Missing MH370 plane flying on autopilot before crashing, as new search zone announced

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David Wroe The mystery flight MH370 was almost certainly set to autopilot before it began its journey south, authorities said, as the government announced a new underwater search zone for the wreckage.

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: satellite images focus search on southern Indian Ocean

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David Wroe The Australian-led search 2500km south-west of Perth finished for the night without finding any debris from MH370, nor the objects that appeared in the satellite images revealed on Thursday.

Missing Malaysia plane: Captain says navy searching for survivors the old-fashioned way

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David Wroe The world's attention may be focussed on the HMAS Success, but the ship's commander, Captain Allison Norris, says her crew is focussed very much on the job at hand.

At sea level, all hands on deck

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David Wroe China will boost into the hunt for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 by sending as many as seven warships to the search area, even as Prime Minister Tony Abbott sought to rein in expectations...

Grieving families of ill-fated MH370 clamour for exodus to Australia

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Lindsay Murdoch, David Wroe and Phillip Wen Families of the 239 passengers and crew on flight MH370 clamouring to travel to Perth to be nearer the search.

MH370 search hampered by terrible weather

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David Wroe, Tom Allard, Rania Spooner, Lindsay Murdoch Australian teams are battling temperatures close to freezing as they keep up the search for debris from flight MH370, needing to be rotated every hour to ensure they can keep a clear look-out.

Missing MH370: Australia to serve as base in hunt for wreckage

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David Wroe, Tom Allard and Lindsay Murdoch Australia is likely to serve as the base for any investigation of any MH370 wreckage recovered from the Indian Ocean, including the all-important flight recorder that is seen as pivotal to solving...

Garden Island naval base faces closure under Kevin Rudd

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David Wroe The historic naval base at Garden Island is being considered for closure by the government in a move that is likely to anger top brass inside the Department of Defence.

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Forces hunt rogue Afghan soldier

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Dylan Welch, David Wroe The hunt for the rogue Afghan soldier who mowed down five Australian soldiers, killing three, continues as Julia Gillard described as ''ugly language'' a comment by independent Andrew Wilkie that she...

Joint Afghan patrols suspended over attack fears

Talks will decide when the combined patrols resume

David Wroe Australia suspends some joint patrols with Afghan soldiers amid fears the anti-Islam film that sparked violence across the world could heighten the risk of insider attacks.

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.

Overseas travel safe despite recent tragedies

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David Wroe AUSTRALIANS are travelling overseas like never before - increasingly to more distant and exotic places.

Australians abroad safe despite recent fatalities

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David Wroe Australians going overseas like never before, and statistics show they're as safe as ever.

UN doubts refugee safety in Papua New Guinea

Refugees on Manus Island.

Bianca Hall, David Wroe The record number of boats coming to Australia shows no signs of easing, with more than 1000 asylum seekers arriving since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced his new plan to stop them.

Massive marine reserves created

David Wroe Australia is to establish the world's largest network of marine reserves, which will ring the country and cover more than three million square kilometres of waters to protect reefs and marine life,...