David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe The first Australian suicide bomber in Iraq killed three people in the heart of Baghdad on Thursday, an extremist group has claimed, raising the involvement of local jihadists in the spiralling...
Lindsay Murdoch, David Wroe Philippine authorities are treating Australian religious extremist Musa Cerantonio as a "high risk and high value" prisoner but he is set to walk free after his imminent deportation to Melbourne.
David Wroe Australia's most notorious jihadists fighting in Iraq have issued a macabre threat to Australian soldiers as their ranks received a boost from a prominent Melbourne-born preacher who has joined them...
Sarah Whyte, David Wroe, Jason Koutsoukis The United Nations has expressed ''profound concern'' over reports that Australia was poised to hand Sri Lankan asylum seekers back to the country's navy on Thursday after only the briefest refugee...
Defence names Lance Corporal Todd Chidgey as Australian soldier who died in non-combat incident in Kabul
David Wroe The Australian commando who died of non-combat gunshot wounds in Afghanistan this week has been identified as 29-year-old Lance Corporal Todd John Chidgey, who was on his sixth tour to the war-torn...
David Wroe The Australian commando who died of gunshot wounds in Afghanistan on Tuesday night was a veteran of several tours to the war-torn country, it is understood.
David Wroe The mystery flight MH370 was almost certainly set to autopilot before it began its journey south, authorities said, as the government announced a new underwater search zone for the wreckage.
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.