David Wroe

David Wroe

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

AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin 'guarantees' sword seized in Sydney raid was metal, not plastic

David Wroe Police have revealed that a sword seized in recent Sydney counter-terror raids was made of metal, not plastic as its owner claimed.

Pass terrorism laws quickly, expert says

David Wroe Counter-terrorism laws need to be passed quickly by Canberra to contain the jihadist threat and avoid the need for more draconian measures in future, a former independent reviewer of Australia's spy...

Defence apologises for starting massive State Mine fire

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The vice chief of the defence force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin announces the finalisation of an inquiry officer report regarding an insider attack in Afghanistan august 2012 resulting in the death of three Australian soldiers 
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25 September 2013
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David Wroe Defence has apologised for sparking a major fire in the NSW Blue Mountains but has said it is too early to say whether it expects a compensation bill for homes and property destroyed.

Confirmed: army exercise started blaze in Blue Mountains

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David Wroe, Sarah Whyte An army training exercise caused a massive fire in the Blue Mountains that ripped through more than 47,000 hectares of bushland last week, a Rural Fire Service investigation has found.

Garden Island plan floated under radar of Defence

David Wroe Defence was not consulted on Labor's high-powered taskforce to look at moving major navy facilities from Sydney to Queensland, it emerged on Tuesday.

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Trainee guards miss fake bombs in car - then return it to hire firm

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David Wroe IT WAS one thing for trainees at the elite military police bodyguard unit to miss two fake bombs hidden in a car's glove box during an exercise.

MP wields people power in fight against airport at Badgerys Creek

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Jacob Saulwick, David Wroe ANOTHER airport in Sydney's west would worsen air pollution, traffic congestion and quality of life in the area, according to a backbench MP.

NSW argues black coal plants deserve slice of compensation

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Lenore Taylor, David Wroe THE NSW government is demanding the Commonwealth redirect compensation from Victorian brown coal generators to its state-owned black coal power stations after new modelling showed the Victorian...