David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
Bianca Hall, David Wroe The record number of boats coming to Australia shows no signs of easing, with more than 1000 asylum seekers arriving since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced his new plan to stop them.
David Wroe Any investigation by Papua New Guinea authorities into alleged rape and torture cases on Manus Island could prove almost impossible because most asylum seekers have already been moved to Australia.
David Wroe Victims of sexual and other abuse in the military can for the first time go outside the chain of command to lodge complaints with an independent office.
David Wroe Dealing with asylum seekers' deaths at sea is taking an emotional toll on navy members, Australia's border protection commander has said.
David Wroe The Coalition has vowed Indonesia will never have a ''right of veto'' over Australia's asylum-seeker policies as it digs in on its pledge to turn back boats even against Jakarta's wishes.
David Wroe The self-styled ''Jedi Council'' of army members who allegedly formed an internet sex ring used labels such as ''married mole number five'' and ''virgin mole'' for their female victims, it was...
David Wroe Members of the so-called Jedi council at the centre of the army's abuse scandal have been accused of disseminating a woman's address so others could 'get some action'.
Michael Gordon, David Wroe, Judith Ireland The Rudd government will begin processing the refugee claims of more than 22,000 asylum seekers who arrived by boat since the resumption of offshore processing last year.
David Wroe The country's military bases are at risk of becoming dilapidated because of a long-term failure by federal governments to spend enough on their upkeep, a parliamentary budget review finds.
Mark Kenny and David Wroe What does the second coming of Kevin Rudd mean for Tony Abbott and the Coalition?
David Wroe, Daniel Hurst The Australian special forces soldier killed in Afghanistan on Saturday has been named as Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird.
David Wroe Male Defence Force recruits performed sexual acts on each other as an initiation ritual in a Canberra nightclub in the latest military scandal that has led to seven suspensions.
David Wroe An army reservist who was allegedly a key member of the ''Jedi Council'' internet sex ring was sacked by defence contractor Thales in 2010 - yet was not suspended by Defence until more than two years...
David Wroe Australian Defence Force investigating whether serving military personnel are linked to offensive Facebook pages that included grossly sexist and anti-Muslim posts - another blow to the military on...
Emma Partridge, David Wroe In a perverse game of show-and-tell, the group of army officers at the centre of an internet sex scandal circulated videos and photographs of naked women to challenge fellow ''Jedi Council'' members...
Emma Partridge and David Wroe In a perverse game of show-and-tell, army officers at the centre of an internet sex scandal circulated videos and naked photographs of women to challenge fellow members of the ''Jedi Council'' to try...
David Wroe Defence is reeling from another internet sex scandal in which at least 17 male army officers circulated footage of members having sex, tagged with demeaning commentary about the women.
David Wroe Federal police are obtaining phone and internet records without warrants nearly 1000 times a week.
Daniel Flitton and David Wroe The fate of a refugee who fled the Mubarak regime and was convicted of terrorism charges before escaping to Australia hangs in the balance as federal police wait on advice from Egyptian authorities.
Daniel Flitton, David Wroe The fate of a refugee who fled the Mubarak regime and was convicted of terrorism charges before escaping to Australia hangs in the balance as federal police wait on advice from Egyptian authorities.