David Wroe

David Wroe

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

Australian Defence Force personnel advised to wear civvies due to terror threats

Julieanne Strachan, David Wroe, Judith Ireland The Abbott government has said it is prepared to extend police powers even further if law enforcement agencies say they are needed.

Defence abuse taskforce refers 22 cases to NSW police

David Wroe The taskforce dealing with sexual and other abuse in the military has referred 22 cases to NSW police possibly involving claims such as rape, assault and death threats.

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

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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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Malaysia Airlines jet may have stayed low, used commercial routes to avoid radar

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Tom Allard, Lindsay Murdoch, David Wroe Investigators are examining whether the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet flew at low altitude to avoid radar detection and masked its unauthorised journey further by taking known commercial...

Malaysia Airlines jet may have flown low to avoid radar

Tom Allard Lindsay Murdoch David Wroe A possibility the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet may have flown at low altitude to avoid radar detection, further masking its unauthorised journey by taking known commercial routes across...

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.

Defence inquiry to hand investigation findings to police

Stephen Smith

David Wroe AN INTERNAL Defence Force investigation is poised to hand over material to police that could incriminate serving military members in cases of rape, either as alleged perpetrators or witnesses who...

Sex attack cadets still in military

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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...

Tribunal told prisoner record was falsified

David Wroe A senior military policeman tried to cover up the apparent beating of an Afghan man arrested by coalition soldiers by falsifying entries in a log book, a military court heard on Tuesday.

Forces hunt rogue Afghan soldier

Lance Corporal Mervyn McDonald.

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...

PM deflects 'blood on hands' jibe from Wilkie

 Lance Corporal Mervyn McDonald.

Dylan Welch, David Wroe THE hunt for the rogue Afghan soldier who mowed down five Australian soldiers, killing three, continued yesterday as Julia Gillard described as ''ugly language'' a comment by the independent MP...

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,...

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'.

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,...

Watchdog challenges carbon claims

David Wroe The consumer watchdog has taken on some of the nation's most powerful business bodies over their claims that power prices would rise by up to 20 per cent in the next year because of the carbon tax.