David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe Spy agencies will be given new powers to access computers and monitor online communications amid growing fears about the terrorism threat posed by Australians fighting in the Middle East.
David Wroe, Mark Kenny Most of the Australians fighting with jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq are not dual nationals, the Abbott government has revealed, meaning it will be effectively impossible to stop them coming home.
David Wroe Australians are fighting in Iraq with the al-Qaeda splinter group whose lightning offensive over the past week threatens to tear the fragile country apart.
David Wroe Iraq's ambassador has left the door open to asking for Australia's military help in beating back its bloody insurgency but has warned foreign troops could spark local resentment.
David Wroe A fifth of Australia's aid budget will be geared towards driving economic growth in developing countries - known as ''aid-for-trade'' - under a radical restructure to be unveiled by Foreign Minister...
David Wroe Defence is investigating fresh claims of sexual hazing rituals aboard a Navy warship even as it grapples with how to punish perpetrators in the most recent public hazing episode.
David Wroe The taskforce dealing with sexual and other abuse in the military has referred 22 cases to NSW police possibly involving claims such as rape, assault and death threats.
Immigration Department was 'calling the shots' on Manus Island, says Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young
Sarah Whyte, David Wroe The Immigration Department insisted that Manus Island security firm G4S be given batons for guard duties even though the firm said it did not want them, a Senate inquiry heard on Tuesday.
David Wroe Sharing a stage with international film star Angelina Jolie was probably the last thing on Chief of Army David Morrison's mind when he stared fiercely into a camera last June and ordered sexist...
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.