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David Wroe is defence and national security correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Former Liberal minister blasts Morrison government over Pacific debt

Former Liberal minister blasts Morrison government over Pacific debt

Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells says it is “disingenuous” for Australia to announce a loans program for island nations while complaining of Chinese “debt-trap diplomacy”.

  • by David Wroe & AAP

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Brexit fallout limited for Australia but points to jittery global economy, Morrison says

Brexit fallout limited for Australia but points to jittery global economy, Morrison says

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the “very uncertain and unstable” political situation in Britain over its divorce from Europe underscores growing doubts about the global economy in 2019.

  • by David Wroe
Morrison to build defence, economic ties with Fiji amid China concerns

Morrison to build defence, economic ties with Fiji amid China concerns

Australia will deepen its security and economic ties with Fiji when Prime Minister Scott Morrison makes an historic visit to the Pacific this week amid concerns over Chinese influence in the region and a diplomatic hiccup around terrorist Neil Prakash.

  • by David Wroe
Human rights watchdog blasts latest changes to citizenship laws for terrorists

Human rights watchdog blasts latest changes to citizenship laws for terrorists

The Australian Human Rights Commission warned that the government risked breaching Australia’s obligation not to make people stateless.

  • by David Wroe
NSW ignored warnings on threat of fish kills

NSW ignored warnings on threat of fish kills

The advice from the Fisheries NSW, obtained by Labor under freedom of information, warned that issues "directly related to water management" were having "negative cumulative impacts" on native fish populations.

  • by Carrie Fellner & David Wroe
'Ecological disaster': Emergency meeting called with more fish deaths imminent

'Ecological disaster': Emergency meeting called with more fish deaths imminent

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is warning of more freshwater fish deaths this week and has called an emergency meeting.

  • by David Wroe & Carrie Fellner
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Morrison echoes Howard in push for conversation on Australian values

Morrison echoes Howard in push for conversation on Australian values

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will embark on a major push on national values in the run-up to Australia Day to connect with what the government regards as ordinary voters’ concerns as the election year kicks off.

  • by David Wroe
Morrison government plan for public sex offenders list faces scepticism from states

Morrison government plan for public sex offenders list faces scepticism from states

The NSW Liberal government has expressed "preliminary concerns", while some child protection advocates and experts have also criticised the plan as ineffective.

  • by David Wroe, Sally Rawsthorne & Bianca Hall
Dutton's citizenship case against terrorist Prakash shredded
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Dutton's citizenship case against terrorist Prakash shredded

Fiji’s top immigration official has confirmed categorically that Islamic State fighter Neil Prakash is not a Fijian national, meaning the Morrison government’s stripping of Prakash’s Australian citizenship is not lawful.

  • by David Wroe
Fake facts and normalising extremists: why it was right to jump all over Fraser Anning
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Fake facts and normalising extremists: why it was right to jump all over Fraser Anning

Fraser Anning’s presence at St Kilda as a member of Federal Parliament, and the way he spoke about the rally, represented an effort to normalise these guys by denying the bleedingly obvious.

  • by David Wroe
Politicians unite against racism as neo-Nazis and Senator Fraser Anning condemned

Politicians unite against racism as neo-Nazis and Senator Fraser Anning condemned

Political leaders from across the spectrum have condemned independent senator Fraser Anning for attending a far-right rally, for which taxpayers will be slugged at least $3000 in travel costs.

  • by David Wroe