David Wroe

David Wroe

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

Tasmania mining talks collapse

Scott Jordan.

David Wroe Tasmania's Tarkine wilderness is set for a Franklin Dam-style showdown after talks between green groups and unions over disputed mining projects collapsed yesterday.

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.

Navy sailors now on 'war footing' to turn back boats

Navy

David Wroe Navy personnel carrying out border protection were quietly stripped of some workplace safety protections and obligations last month in an apparent preparation for dangerous operations such as turning...

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Undersea kelp beds listed as endangered

David Wroe They are the mighty rainforests of the ocean, towering up to 25 metres from the seabed. And as with many forests on land, the giant kelp jungles in the waters off southeast Australia are threatened...

Super trawler caught in legal net

Margiris super trawler

David Wroe The controversial Abel Tasman super trawler faces a two-year ban on fishing in Australian waters under planned changes to environmental law that have been hailed by recreational fishers but will cost...

Trawler stoush hooks Ludwig

Lenore Taylor, David Wroe Two disaffected members of the fisheries management committee that paved the way for the supertrawler Margiris to come to Australia wrote to Fisheries Minister Senator Joe Ludwig in June pleading...

Netherlands raises trawler ban with EU

Greenpeace activists close in on the Margiris yesterday.

David Wroe The Dutch government has raised its concerns about the last-minute ban on the controversial Abel Tasman supertrawler with the European Union, potentially inflaming the international backlash against...

Trawler firm takes legal path, facing loss from ban

super-trawler..

David Wroe, Lenore Taylor THE Australian operator of the controversial super trawler facing a two-year ban by the federal government has given the strongest indication yet it will take legal action, insisting it will not...

Risks of net gain

Risks of the net gain. Insight.

David Wroe, Nicky Phillips and Ben Cubby What makes the issue of a super trawler in our waters a powerful one is that - like coal-seam gas - it brings together groups that have traditionally been at odds with one another - in this case,...

Super trawler ban may go to court

The super trawler's Australian operator stands to lose millions of dollars.

David Wroe and Lenore Taylor The Australian operator of the controversial super trawler facing a two-year ban by the federal government has given the strongest indication yet that it will take legal action.

Allowing supertrawler chief at meeting legal: fishing agency

David Wroe Australia's fisheries authority has hit back at an ombudsman's finding that it broke the law by failing to exclude the supertrawler operator from an advisers' meeting in which fish quota decisions...

Greens on mission to save iconic sites

Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne.

David Wroe Christine Milne has said the mining boom amounts to 'liquidating the environment'.