David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
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...
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.
David Wroe The Abbott government faces more pressure over broken election promises as a new analysis shows it will fall well short of its pledge to create a million jobs over five years.
David Wroe Last Thursday, Trever and Raelene Klaehn got the call they had been waiting for. Their son Noel, one of Australia's air ground defence guards serving in Afghanistan, would be home by Christmas.
David Wroe An Australian Customs patrol boat had to rescue about 40 asylum seekers at the weekend after accidentally ripping the bow of the boat away and causing it to start sinking, Fairfax Media has learnt.
David Wroe, Michael Gordon The bulk of the dramatic fall in asylum-seeker boat arrivals happened under Labor's last-ditch Papua New Guinea deal announced before the election campaign, a Fairfax Media analysis shows.
David Wroe and Deborah Snow Defence brass were concerned the military could appear politicised through Lieutenant-General Angus Campbell's appearances at the heated weekly border protection briefings held by the government, it...
Emma Partridge, David Wroe Criminal charges have been recommended against three army members at the centre of the ''Jedi Council'' internet sex ring, Fairfax Media understands.
Emma Partridge, David Wroe Criminal charges have been recommended against three army members at the centre of the “Jedi Council” internet sex ring, Fairfax Media understands.
David Wroe The army has sacked six soldiers at the centre of the notorious "Jedi Council", whose members swapped grossly demeaning emails and videos about women they had slept with.
Michael Bachelard, Natalie O'Brien and David Wroe Indonesia has declared it will refuse to take back asylum seekers rescued by Australian ships unless there is a threat to their lives, as a standoff between the countries continued off Java on Friday...
David Wroe Military police have been delayed in starting an investigation into possible sexual assaults among navy sailors because the ship involved is helping in the asylum-seeker stand-off with Indonesia.
David Wroe Indonesian hackers are vowing a fresh wave of cyber attacks against Australia in retaliation for the spying affair, this time targetting government websites including intelligence agency ASIO.
David Wroe A navy frigate used to intercept and rescue asylum-seeker vessels to Australia's north is at the centre of a military investigation into bizarre hazing rituals carried out on young sailors.
David Wroe Vice-Admiral praises sailor who reported alleged bastardisation on HMAS Ballarat.
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David Wroe Defence is facing another scandal with military investigators sent to look into an apparent initiation incident on a navy frigate.
David Wroe Defence is facing another embarrassing scandal with military investigators sent to probe an apparent hazing incident on a navy frigate.
David Wroe The Afghan ambassador to Australia has warned that the Taliban would be strengthened by mooted cuts to future foreign aid to his country as coalition forces begin to pull out after 12 years of war.
David Wroe An ''insider attack'' in which an Australian was forced to shoot dead an Afghan soldier who had opened fire on coalition troops happened after an argument between international and Afghan forces,...