David Wroe is the defence correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe AUSTRALIA and the US should stand together to ensure China's rise remained peaceful and the emerging giant played by economic and military rules, the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, said.
David Wroe US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's talks with the Gillard government have begun in Perth but threaten to be overshadowed by the spiralling sex scandal involving top American military officials.
David Wroe THE Defence Minister, Stephen Smith, has flagged in the clearest terms yet that Australia will deepen its long-term involvement in the United States' strategic ''pivot'' to Asia by boosting the role...
David Wroe Defence Minister indicates Australia will deepen its long-term involvement in US 'pivot' to Asia.
David Wroe US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has lauded Australia’s burgeoning relationship with India and encouraged Australia to deepen its military co-operation – including through joint-naval exercises...
David Wroe Prime Minister Julia Gillard has agreed to a royal commission into institutional responses to allegations of child abuse in Australia.
Daniel Flitton, David Wroe A BACKLASH by doctors has forced the military to extend the handover time for the $1.3 billion privatisation of medical treatment for Australian troops.
Daniel Flitton and David Wroe A backlash by doctors has forced the military to extend the handover time for the $1.3 billion privatisation of medical treatment for Australian troops.
David Wroe ASYLUM seekers on a hunger strike on Nauru have vowed they are prepared to die unless the Pacific island detention centre is closed and their refugee claims are processed in Australia.
David Wroe Coalition gives cautious backing to government plans to let consumers cut electricity bills by having power companies remotely switch off appliances in peak times.
David Wroe and Daniel Flitton Defence Personnel Minister Warren Snowdon has rejected doctors' claims that the health of military staff will be imperilled by a $1.3 billion outsourcing of medical care to Medibank Private.
Tom Arup and David Wroe Water Minister Tony Burke confidently declares his revised version of the Murray-Darling Basin rescue plan will break the deadlock with hostile eastern state governments.
David Wroe, Daniel Flitton THE Defence Personnel Minister, Warren Snowdon, has rejected doctors' claims that the health of military staff will be imperiled by a $1.3 billion outsourcing of medical care to Medibank Private.
David Wroe, Daniel Flitton A DOCTORS revolt threatens to cripple military healthcare, with just one in 10 specialists so far signing on to a newly privatised medical scheme for the Defence Force.
David Wroe and Tom Arup The Gillard government faces a fresh brawl with the eastern states after placating South Australia with a $1.7 billion pledge to inject extra water into the ailing river system.
David Wroe THE Gillard government has pledged $1.77 billion for water infrastructure to pump an extra 450 billion litres into the ailing Murray Darling basin to boost the health of the river system.
David Wroe Tasmania's Tarkine wilderness is set for a Franklin Dam-style showdown after talks between green groups and unions over disputed mining projects collapsed yesterday.
David Wroe Julia Gillard will today pledge $1.7 billion in new spending for farm water infrastructure upgrades - such as channels and pipes - to help the ailing Murray-Darling river system.
David Wroe Environment Minister Tony Burke has dismissed legal threats by the super trawler Abel Tasman's operators, insisting the government was ''confident of our legal position'' in banning the trawler.
David Wroe THE Queensland government has overturned a decades-long ban on uranium mining in the state but vowed to meet strict environmental standards, as conservationists attacked the move as a broken promise.