David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe The Immigration Department was warned by its own Manus Island security firm as deadly riots were breaking out to abandon a proposed "demonstration of force" by a police dog squad, leaked emails show.
David Wroe Chief of Army David Morrison was not seeking the international spotlight when he stared fiercely into a camera last June and ordered sexist soldiers to "get out".
David Wroe Defence Minister David Johnston says the government is "very concerned" by China's "destabilisation" of its neighbourhood in some of the strongest words yet over rising tensions in Asia.
David Wroe Australia might have to boost its defence spending by tens of billions in coming years to counter new threats prompted by China's growing assertiveness, influential defence analyst says.
Reza Barati investigation: Scott Morrison hits back at PNG police allegations of Manus Island 'cover-up'
David Wroe Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has brushed aside claims by Papua New Guinean police that Australia has hampered the investigation into fatal riots on Manus Island and may even have perpetrated a...
David Wroe and Michael Gordon Asylum seekers, already angry about the uncertainty they faced, were repeatedly told they would remain in Manus Island's overcrowded detention centre indefinitely at an incendiary pre-riot meeting,...
David Wroe, Michael Gordon Asylum seekers already angry about the uncertainty they faced were repeatedly told they would remain in Manus Island's overcrowded detention centre indefinitely at an incendiary pre-riot meeting,...
Scott Morrison stands by hard line at Manus Island as report finds local worker led Reza Barati attack
Sarah Whyte, David Wroe Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has vowed to maintain his hardline approach on asylum seekers despite admitting ''great regret'' that urgent security upgrades were not made to Manus Island...
Miles Armitage: Africa's jihadist groups the new threat, says Australia's counter-terrorism ambassador
David Wroe Australia's new counterterrorism ambassador has singled out the growth of jihadist groups in Africa as a key concern in the post-Bin Laden era, as global terrorism continues to evolve and morph.
David Wroe Australia's new counter-terrorism ambassador has singled out the growth of jihadist groups in Africa as a key concern in the post-bin Laden era of global terror.
David Wroe Each time Australian government ministers speak to their Egyptian counterparts about the case of jailed journalist Peter Greste, they are asked to respect the other country's legal processes.
David Wroe, Benjamin Preiss Senior members of the government are bracing for more student protests after Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop and former Coalition frontbencher Sophie Mirabella were harangued in recent days.
David Wroe, Michael Gordon Security firm G4S warned the Immigration Department before the deadly Manus Island riots that Papua New Guinean police were dangerously unpredictable and could start shooting in an emergency.
David Wroe The founder of the Melbourne manufacturer Marand learnt his trade at the city's Holden plant. Now his company is making carbon fibre and titanium tails for what is promised to be the most formidable...
David Wroe Before the familiar strains of a bugle echo around the Australian War Memorial at Canberra's chilly dawn service, an expected 35,000 people will assemble to the sound of a pulsing didgeridoo.
David Wroe The Australian Federal Police has refused a request from Papua New Guinea for an officer to help interview witnesses to the killing of asylum seeker Reza Barati on Manus Island in February.
David Wroe The Australian Federal Police refused a request from Papua New Guinea for an officer to help interview witnesses to the killing of asylum seeker Reza Barati on Manus Island.
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...
Michael Gordon and David Wroe Police investigating the killing of Reza Barati have for the first time been given graphic statements from witnesses, with two Australians emerging as suspects.
Michael Gordon, David Wroe Police investigating the brutal killing of Reza Barati on Manus Island have for the first time been given graphic statements from the asylum seekers who witnessed the slaying, as two Australians...