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David Wroe is the defence and national security correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based at Parliament House

Top official's 'golden rule': in border protection, computer won't ever say no

Top official's 'golden rule': in border protection, computer won't ever say no

Even as artificial intelligence is used increasingly in border security, any adverse decision such as a visa rejection will be made by a human being.

  • by David Wroe

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Sabotage laws give Dutton new powers over energy, port facilities
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Sabotage laws give Dutton new powers over energy, port facilities

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton will have new powers to step in and compel utilities operators to improve their defences against sabotage and spying.

  • by David Wroe
Turnbull gives praise to calls for dramatic overhaul of electricity market

Turnbull gives praise to calls for dramatic overhaul of electricity market

The Prime Minister has signalled he will adopt key consumer watchdog recommendations to cut power prices.

  • by David Wroe
Defending democracy a generational struggle, Australian MPs warn

Defending democracy a generational struggle, Australian MPs warn

A range of MPs concerned about defending democracy have responded to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon's comments on Australia and China.

  • by David Wroe
Victoria lobbying for role in economic expansion of Hong Kong

Victoria lobbying for role in economic expansion of Hong Kong

Victoria has begun talks on taking a “front and centre” role in China’s latest economic expansion blueprint.

  • by David Wroe
Chinese hackers breach ANU, putting national security at risk

Chinese hackers breach ANU, putting national security at risk

China based hackers have successfully infiltrated the IT systems at the Australian National University.

  • by Nick McKenzie & David Wroe
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Outgoing Defence Chief: China has breached its neighbours' trust

Outgoing Defence Chief: China has breached its neighbours' trust

The nation's top commander says Beijing’s broken promise not to militarise the South China Sea means it has squandered the trust of its neighbours.

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Sydney set to become base for next fleet of submarines
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Sydney set to become base for next fleet of submarines

Sydney Harbour is likely to become a base for Australia’s next fleet of submarines as part of a "two ocean policy".

  • by David Wroe
Australia diverts Palestinian money amid fears of support for terrorists

Australia diverts Palestinian money amid fears of support for terrorists

The Turnbull government is stopping its $10 million funding to the Palestinian government through the World Bank out of concern it might be freeing up other money to support convicted terrorists.

  • by David Wroe
Former trade minister takes swipe at Washington's China policy

Former trade minister takes swipe at Washington's China policy

Andrew Robb says both sides of politics in Washington are obsessed with a “futile and counterproductive” effort to contain China.

  • by David Wroe & Eryk Bagshaw
Top cyber spy warns against dependence on artificial intelligence we don't understand

Top cyber spy warns against dependence on artificial intelligence we don't understand

Artificial intelligence is bringing benefits, but the world isn't thinking enough about the possible pitfalls, an intelligence boss says.

  • by David Wroe