David Wroe is the defence correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe The nation's top climate change bureaucrat has offered only a modest defence of the federal Treasury's widely disputed prediction of a $29 carbon price in 2015, describing it as "not implausible".
David Wroe The consumer watchdog says price rises blamed on the carbon tax have sparked fewer complaints than it feared, so much so as to brand it ''an increasingly boring topic these days''.
David Wroe Opposition Leader Tony Abbott was accused of misleading Parliament yesterday when he claimed a Perth pensioner had suffered a massive hike in her power bill because of the carbon tax when in fact the...
David Wroe In a bid to shrug off perceptions the Greens are anti-mining, the party's newest federal recruit, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, is reaching out to unions to smooth a dispute over mining in Tasmania's...
David Wroe The ailing Murray-Darling basin could get a bigger-than-expected injection of water after fresh modelling found the river system would be much better off if irrigation volumes were cut by more than...
David Wroe Raising the amount of water returned to the environment to 3200 billion litres a year and finding ways around the flooding of private property, bridges and roads could significantly boost the health...
David Wroe One hundreed days after its introduction, David Wroe examines the impact of the carbon price and whether predictions that preceded it. have come true.
David Wroe ONE hundred days after the government introduced a carbon price, power bill increases are the one visible impact.
David Wroe Power bill rises visible, but remaining dire carbon price predictions refuse to materialise.
David Wroe and Richard Willingham Some of Australia's biggest businesses lead an advertising exodus from Alan Jones' program amid a wave of public anger over the talkback host's remarks about the death of Julia Gillard's father.
David Wroe Federal government spend includes nearly $37 million for carbon tax and $17 million for NBN.
David Wroe The federal government has spent more than $200 million on advertising campaigns in the past financial year, including nearly $37 million promoting the carbon price and its compensation and $17...
David Wroe Carbon trading has officially begun in Australia, with the government issuing the first permits under its carbon price.
David Wroe Coalition calls again for government to reintroduce Howard-era temporary protection visas.
David Wroe Australians need to steel ourselves for further Afghanistan casualties, Defence Minister warns.
David Wroe The Coalition has questioned the legitimacy of recognised refugees who fled Sri Lanka since the nation's civil war ended three years ago, after 16 asylum seekers returned home to the country...
Michelle Grattan and David Wroe The British Conservative Party has strongly condemned dumped Senator Cory Bernardi for suggesting gay marriage could be a slippery slope towards condoning bestiality.
David Wroe Australia suspends some joint patrols with Afghan soldiers amid fears the anti-Islam film that sparked violence across the world could heighten the risk of insider attacks.
David Wroe The two-year ban on the controversial Abel Tasman super trawler is set to become law after clearing its final parliamentary hurdle by passing the Senate this morning.
David Wroe Ombudsman finds authority broke the law by failing to exclude super trawler operator from beneficial meeting.