David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe Tony Abbott is fond of using his own name for the Islamic State group - "the death cult".
David Wroe Prime Minister Tony Abbott is tipped to announce on Friday that Australia will begin combat operations against the Islamic State group, and air strikes are expected to begin at the weekend.
David Wroe The RAAF's commander in the Middle East has declared his forces "ready for combat" as Australian planes began flying practice missions over Iraq ahead of an anticipated green light for military...
David Wroe RAAF planes have begun practice runs in the Middle East with the head of the air task group declaring his team "ready" for an order expected within days to start combat missions in Iraq.
Tom Allard and David Wroe No one wants to call it a war yet but it’s clear the task ahead in tackling Islamic State will be long and dangerous.
David Wroe Australia is poised to install some of the toughest penalties in the world for disclosing the identity of an intelligence agent with the first raft of national security reforms set to pass Parliament.
David Wroe Numan Haider appears to have had links with Australian extremists through the complex and tight-knit networks that flow right through to Islamic State in the Middle East.
David Wroe, Tom Allard and Heath Aston Australia's most senior soldier, Chief of Army Lieutenant General David Morrison, has warned the fight against the Islamic State may be part of one "long war" that lasts for decades into the future.
David Wroe and Heath Aston Islamic State has urged its supporters to go out and kill civilians of the West, including Australians, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned the nation will have to sacrifice freedoms for security...
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.
David Wroe Counter-terrorism authorities have used for the first time extraordinary, Howard-era powers to hold in secret and without charge three suspects arrested in Thursday's terror raids.
David Wroe Counter-terrorism authorities have used for the first time extraordinary, Howard-era powers to hold without charge three suspects arrested in Thursday's terror raids.
David Wroe and Nick Ralston Top terrorist recruiter Mohammad Baryalei is behind an Islamic State plot to murder Australians on video, police say, sparking the nation's biggest ever counter-terrorism raids and prompting warnings...
David Wroe Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has made a strong pitch for Arab countries providing any ground forces that might be needed to beat back the brutal Islamic State group in Iraq.
Nick Ralston, Emma Partridge and David Wroe A Lakemba money transfer business owned by the sister and brother-in-law of convicted Sydney terrorist Khaled Sharrouf has been suspended amid concerns it was sending millions of dollars to the...
David Wroe Australian special forces soldiers will likely join Iraqi troops out on the battlefield to direct air strikes and provide close mentoring on combat operations, experts say.
David Wroe With weeks of football finals ahead, Attorney-General George Brandis has signalled tighter security at big public events if authorities raise the terrorism threat level.
David Wroe ASIO boss David Irvine is considering "very seriously" recommending that the nation's terrorism alert level be raised to "high", meaning that an attack is deemed likely.
David Wroe The federal government is likely to soften a political backlash over plans to buy Japanese submarines – which breaks an election commitment – by sending work on a new "super frigate" to...
David Wroe The military campaign against the Islamic State will be unlike any of its post-9/11 predecessors.