David Wroe

David Wroe

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

Miles Armitage: Africa new axis of global terrorism

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau

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.

A Gotye pop hit enters the prolonged Peter Greste court case in Cairo

Speaking out: Australian journalist Peter Greste.

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.

More university protests expected after Sophie Mirabella's talk disrupted

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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.

G4s security firm warns PNG police dangerous on Manus Island

The processing centre at Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday 25 March 2014.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen
(Photo to go with Michael Gordon's feature on Manus Island)

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.

Abbott's F-35 stealth fighter jet pledge gives local manufacturing a lift

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...

Didgeridoo player to kick off dawn service

Yidinji man, Able Seaman Darren Davies, a boatswain mate on a patrol boat based in Darwin, will be playing the didgeridoo at the start of the Dawn Service on ANZAC Day at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen, Wednesday 23 April 2014.

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.

Reza Barati murder: AFP turns down PNG plea for help to interview witnesses

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.

PNG request for police help on Manus Island denied

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.

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Two Australian men wanted for questioning over Reza Berati's death on Manus Island

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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...

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...

Asylum seekers give police details of Manus slaying

Peter* (not his real name), was a witness on the Sunday night disturbance at the detention centre on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday 25 March 2014.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen
(Photo to go with Michael Gordon's feature on Manus Island)

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.

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.

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.

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

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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...

Currents, acoustics to play lead role in black box search

Personnel from 11 Squadron, 92 Wing are seen onboard the flight deck of their Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion as they fly over the southern Indian Ocean

David Wroe Ocean scientists expect to narrow down search area for submerged wreckage of MH370 to 2500 square kilometres by working back along ocean currents from any floating debris found in coming days.

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...

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.

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.

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...